Arithmetic for College Students: MITE/ Lippman (pdf text)

Content Overview

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Course Description: This course is a review of arithmetic, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, rates, proportions, geometry, measurement, basic statistics, and signed numbers.  More importantly, this course is intended to provide students with a solid foundation for the rest of their math courses.


The full text was remixed from MITE by David Lippman. The exercises can be seen when you copy the course into your account. Hard copies of the text can be ordered here.

Topic Overview

This course is delivered in 5 chapters including the following topics:

Unit 1: Whole Numbers

  •  Place Value and Names for Whole Numbers, Rounding, Comparing Whole Numbers
  •  Adding, Subtracting, Estimating Whole Numbers and Applications
  •  Multiplying, Dividing Whole Numbers and Applications
  •  Understanding Exponents and Square Roots
  •  Order of Operations
  •  Basic Statistics, Graphing Data, Measures of Center
  •  Properties of Numbers, The Distributive Property

Unit 2: Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers

  •  Proper and Improper Fractions, Factors and Primes, Simplifying Fractions, Comparing Fractions
  • Multiplying, Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Unit 3: Decimals and Percents

  • Ordering and Rounding Decimals
  • Adding and Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing  Decimals
  • Convert Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
  • Finding a Percent of a Whole, Solving Percent Problems

Unit 4: Ratios, Rates, and Measurement

  • Ratios and Rates, Proportions
  • Volumes of Solids
  • U.S. Measurement, Metric Measurement, Temperature Scales

Unit 5: Real Numbers

  • Integers and Real Numbers
  • Adding and Subtracting Integers and Real Numbers
  • Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
  • Order of Operations with Real Numbers
  • Intro to Variables

Length: One semester

Delivery: This course is best for face to face classes due to the lack of online homework sets.

Online Content

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Algorithmic practice and assessment problem sets are included, and can be seen when you copy the course in your OHM account.

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