Three Companies, One Mission
MathTV.com began in 2008 as the result of a collaboration between Pat McKeague and six of his students. That summer, Mr. McKeague, as they called him, hired students to help with proofing and error-checking a college algebra textbook. When he saw how dedicated the students were to improving the book, Pat's vision for MathTV.com was born. From its first iteration, MathTV.com featured online versions of his developmental math textbooks, video lectures, and math problems solved by peer-student instructors. Today, there are over 10,000 instructional videos on the site. Every example in every XYZ Textbook is worked on video by multiple student instructors.
In 2010, Pat McKeague established a new publishing company called XYZ Textbooks. The first publications were all books authored by Pat McKeague. Since then, we have expanded our list to include new books by Kathy Yoshiwara, Denny Burzynski, Reva Narashimhan, and Mark Turner. We now publish over 20 books, covering 8 core mathematics courses from basic math through precalculus. As our catalog grows, so does our user list. Today, more than 200 schools use our textbooks, and the list of loyal users continues to grow.
In 2010, we launched XYZ Homework, an online homework and learning management system. We now had a complete and unified learning environment for students—and a powerful time-saving tool for instructors. XYZ Homework's online assessment is integrated with MathTV.com video lessons and XYZ Textbooks to reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom. Randomized questions provide unlimited practice and instant feedback with all the benefits of automatic grading.