Combining textbooks & technology with affordability

About started as a vision of Ron Larson, PhD, renowned professor, mathematician, and award-winning author of over 200 textbooks. While most people with Ron's accomplishments are retiring and playing golf in the Sunbelt, Ron just can't seem to pull himself away from the fun and innovation that goes on at Larson Texts, Inc., located in a former elementary school (maybe that's why we all feel like kids when we're at work).

What started as a vision turned into a dream of combining technology with learning to enrich liberal arts education. When most people think of new technology or high quality textbooks, they think high prices. That's where we come in. is offered as a free online textbook. Yes, you read that correctly. It's free.

The series was developed with the intention of providing valuable and useful information that makes sense for you and your future. How many times have you flipped through a textbook and wondered how it all related to you? Probably more than once. delivers educational content with real-life application and connects you to the social web.

student with Math & You Book
student with Math & You Book

Who will benefit from using

Everyone! The series takes a cross-curricular approach to learning, helping students and adults become well-rounded and ready to participate in the global workplace.

Why choose

The series of textbooks are social textbooks. We've incorporated social learning into each book, enabling students to interact with other students and teachers all over the world. You can post a question or comment to a lesson, chat with other students, share lessons or exercises on Facebook and Twitter, and access videos and relevant links on the web.

Each book features practical advice that targets everyday situations. You don't have to wonder whether or not you're learning something relevant to your life.

Do you get tired of looking at the same boring black text on white background? Our books are engaging and colorful. With interesting graphics and nontraditional topics, we know you'll like what you see.

Your bank account will love us. We provide affordable options for all of our books, including a free version.