# Front Matter

- Page ID
- 24513

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- Textbook Features
- Our students struggle with completing math exercises from beginning to end. They are unfamiliar with mathematical thought process and the techniques involved. A systematic approach is needed to help students learn how to think. This textbook’s core design centers around a structured thinking process termed The PUPP Model (Plan, Understand, Perform, and Present). This process is found throughout the textbook in every guided example to help students develop a step-by-step problem-solving approach.

- A Note on Rounding Rules
- The rules utilized in this textbook follow a very basic premise: no rounding until the final answer is achieved unless there is a logical reason to round an interim solution.

- About The Author
- Jean-Paul has been teaching Business and Financial Mathematics, as well as Business Statistics and Quantitative Methods for the past 21 years. He is a dedicated instructor interested in helping his students succeed through multi-media teaching involving PowerPoints, videos, whiteboards, in-class discussions, readings, online software, and homework practice. He regularly facilitates these quantitative courses and leads a team of instructors.