Arithmetic for College Students

MITE, David Lippman
This book is a course on arithmetic designed for college students. It covers whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement, and integers. Geometry and statistics are integrated throughout the text rather than covered in independent sections. The textbook does not include exercises. Instead, a collection of handouts/worksheets is available, as well as online homework.
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Unit 1

  • 1.1 Place Value, Rounding, and Comparing Whole Numbers
    • 1.1.1 Place Value and Names for Whole Numbers
    • 1.1.2 Rounding Whole Numbers
    • 1.1.3 Comparing Whole Numbers
  • 1.2 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
    • 1.2.1 Adding Whole Numbers and Applications
    • 1.2.2 Subtracting Whole Numbers and Applications
    • 1.2.3 Estimation
  • 1.3 Multiplying Whole Numbers and Area
    • 1.3.1 Multiplying Whole Numbers and Applications
    • 1.3.2 Areas of Rectangles
  • 1.4 Dividing Whole Numbers and Applications
  • 1.5 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations
    • 1.5.1 Understanding Exponents and Square Roots
    • 1.5.2 Order of Operations
  • 1.6 Basic Statistics
    • 1.6.1 Graphing Data
    • 1.6.2 Measures of Center
  • 1.7 Areas and Perimeters of Quadrilaterals
  • 1.8 Properties of Numbers
    • 1.8.1 Properties and Laws of Whole Numbers
    • 1.8.2 The Distributive Property

Unit 2

  • 2.1 Intro to Fractions
    • 2.1.1 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    • 2.1.2 Proper and Improper Fractions
  • 2.2 Simplifying Fractions
    • 2.2.1 Factors and Primes
    • 2.2.2 Simplifying Fractions
    • 2.2.3 Comparing Fractions
  • 2.3 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • 2.4 Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • 2.5 Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators
  • 2.6 Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators

Unit 3

  • 3.1 Intro to Decimals
    • 3.1.1 Decimals and Fractions
    • 3.1.2 Ordering and Rounding Decimals
  • 3.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • 3.3 Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
    • 3.3.1 Multiplying Decimals
    • 3.3.2 Dividing Decimals
    • 3.3.3 Estimation with Decimals
  • 3.4 Intro to Percents
    • 3.4.1 Convert Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
    • 3.4.2 Finding a Percent of a Whole
  • 3.5 Solving Percent Problems
  • 3.6 Percent Applications
    • 3.6.1 Solving Percent Applications
    • 3.6.2 Circle Graphs (Pie Charts)

Unit 4

  • 4.1 Ratios and Rates
  • 4.2 Proportions
  • 4.3 Volumes of Solids
  • 4.4 U.S. Measurement
    • 4.4.1 U.S. Measurement - Length
    • 4.4.2 U.S. Measurement - Weight
    • 4.4.3 U.S. Measurement -  Capacity
  • 4.5 Metric Measurement
    • 4.5.1 The Metric System
    • 4.5.2 Using Metric Conversions to Solve Problems
  • 4.6 Temperature Scales

Unit 5

  • 5.1 Integers and Real Numbers
    • 5.1.1 Integers
    • 5.1.2 Rational and Real Numbers
  • 5.2 Adding and Subtracting Integers and Real Numbers
    • 5.2.1 Adding Integers
    • 5.2.2 Adding Real Numbers
    • 5.2.3 Subtracting Real Numbers
  • 5.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
  • 5.4 Order of Operations with Real Numbers
  • 5.5 Intro to Variables
    • 5.5.1 Variables and Expressions
    • 5.5.2 Associative, Commutative, and Distributive Properties
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