Vita For Ron Larson

A.A., Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, 1964

B.S. in Mathematics, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 1966

M.S. in Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1968

Ph.D. in Topology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1970

 

Faculty appointment at Penn State University at Erie from 1970 to present.
Professor of Mathematics since 1983.

Lead author of many mathematics textbooks from 1979 through present,
covering grade levels from 6th Grade through College Calculus.

 

Textbooks

Calculus: 1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

Calculus Alternate Edition: 1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998

Calculus Early Transcendental Functions: 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011

Calculus Essentials: Early Transcendental Functions: 2008

Calculus: An Applied Approach: 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013

Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach: 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013

Brief Calculus: An Applied Worktext: 1999

Applied Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences: 2008

Calculus I with Precalculus: 2002, 2006, 2012

Elementary Linear Algebra: 1988, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2013

Finite Mathematics : 1991

Finite Mathematics with Calculus: 1991

College Algebra: 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011

Algebra and Trigonometry: 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011

Precalculus: 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011

Precalculus with Limits: 2007, 2011

Precalculus: A Concise Course: 2007, 2011

Trigonometry: 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011

College Algebra: An Internet Approach: 2000

Precalculus: An Internet Approach: 2000

College Algebra: Real Mathematics, Real People: 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012

Algebra and Trigonometry: Real Mathematics, Real People: 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012

Precalculus: Real Mathematics, Real People Alternate Edition: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012

Precalculus: Real Mathematics, Real People: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012

Precalculus With Limits: A Graphing Approach: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012

Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2005

College Algebra: Concepts and Models: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2006

College Algebra with Applications for Business and Life Sciences: 2009, 2013

College Algebra: A Concise Course: 2006

Algebra for College Students: 2005

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008 (SSE), 2010

Intermediate Algebra: 1992, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2008 (SSE), 2010

Elementary Algebra: 1992, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2008 (SSE), 2010

Intermediate Algebra Graphs and Functions: 1994, 1998, 2003

Mathematics for Everyday Living (Out of Print): 1982

Algebra 1: 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011

Algebra 2: 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011

Geometry: 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011

Passport to Mathematics, Book 1: 1997, 1999, 2002

Passport to Mathematics, Book 2: 1997, 1999, 2002

Passport to Algebra and Geometry: 1996, 1999, 2002, 2004

Windows to Algebra and Geometry: 1996

Mathematics Concepts and Skills, Course 1: 2001

Mathematics Concepts and Skills, Course 2: 2001

Algebra 1 Concepts and Skills: 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010

Algebra 2 Concepts and Skills: 2008, 2010

Geometry Concepts and Skills: 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Middle School Math, Course 1: 2004, 2005, 2007

Middle School Math, Course 2: 2004, 2005, 2007

Middle School Math, Course 3: 2004, 2005, 2007

Prealgebra: 2005, 2008, 2012

Elementary Algebra Concepts and Models: 1993

Intermediate Algebra Concepts and Models: 1993

Elementary Statistics Picturing the World: 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012

Big Ideas Math 6 (Green): 2010, 2012

Big Ideas Math 7 (Red): 2010, 2012

Big Ideas Math 8 (Blue): 2010, 2012

Math & YOU: The Power & Use of Mathematics: 2013

Several of the texts in this list are market leaders, including Calculus, Precalculus,and College Algebra. From middle school through college, an estimated 5 million students each year study math from a Larson textbook.

Larson's Calculus and Precalculus titles have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese and are among the best selling texts in Central and South America.

Larson gives many professional talks and workshops each year.

Larson is the lead author of many multimedia learning materials---grade levels from kindergarten through calculus.

Software

Interactive Calculus: 1995, 1998, 2002

Internet Calculus: 1998, 2002

Interactive Calculus Early Transcendental Functions : 1996, 1999, 2003

Internet Calculus Early Transcendental Functions: 1999, 2003

Interactive College Algebra: 1997, 2001, 2004

Internet College Algebra: 2001, 2004

Interactive Algebra and Trigonometry: 1997, 2001, 2004

Internet Algebra and Trigonometry: 2001, 2004

Interactive Precalculus: 1997, 2001, 2004

Internet Precalculus: 2001, 2004

Interactive Trigonometry: 1997, 2001, 2004

Internet Trigonometry: 2001, 2004

Interactive College Algebra: A Graphing Approach: 1997, 2001

Internet College Algebra: A Graphing Approach: 2001

Interactive Algebra and Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 1997, 2001

Internet Algebra and Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 2001

Interactive Precalculus: A Graphing Approach: 1997, 2001

Internet Precalculus: A Graphing Approach: 2001

Interactive Precalculus Function and Graphs: A Graphing Approach: 1997, 2001

Internet Precalculus Function and Graphs: A Graphing Approach: 2001

Interactive Precalculus with Limits: A Graphing Approach: 1997, 2001

Internet Precalculus with Limits: A Graphing Approach: 2001

Interactive Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 2001

Internet Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach: 2001

LarsonMath.com: Prealgebra

LarsonMath.com: Intermediate

Larson's Elementary Math, Grades Kindergarten, 1, and 2

Larson's Matemáticas Saltarinas

Larson's Elementary Math Activities

Larson's Intermediate Math, Grades 3, 4, 5, 6

Larson's Algebra 1 with Review

Larson's Algebra 1

Larson's Prealgebra

Larson Texts was founded by Ron Larson and his son Tim Larson in 1983. At that time, the company employed three people. The company incorporated in 1993 and now employs over 60 people. Larson Texts, Inc., and Big Ideas Learning, LLC develop and produce educational materials, including print materials and software. The companies are jointly owned by Ron, his wife Deanna Larson, son Tim Larson, daughter Jill Larson, and Scott O'Neil. Each of the five people is an equal share holder and each works at the business.

 

Co-authors with Larson

Robert Hostetler, Penn State U
Bruce Edwards, U of Florida
David Heyd, Penn State U
Carolyn Neptune, Johnson County CC
Ann Hodgkins, Phoenix College
Ann Kraus, Penn State U
Timothy Kanold, Stevenson High School
Lee Stiff, North Carolina State U
Laurie Boswell, Profile High School
Dave Falvo, Penn State U
Robyn Silbey, Montgomery County Public School
Betsy Farber, Bucks County Community College

 

 

 

Larson has received several honors, including several from the Textbook Author's Association. In 1998, he was selected by Lewis and Clark College to receive the college's Distinguished Alumni Award.

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