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Math for Carpentry and Construction

Math for Carpentry and Construction
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By: Richard B. Miles

ISBN: 978-1-63563-214-9
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2019
Subject: Construction
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $66.64
School Price: $49.98


Math for Carpentry and Construction is a combination text and workbook designed to help carpentry and construction students learn and apply basic math skills. The basic concept behind each math operation is explained at the opening of the unit. Next, students are given clear instruction for performing the operation. Each unit includes a variety of carpentry-and construction-related practice problems to reinforce what the students have learned. The practice problems are identical to the types of problems the students will be required to solve in a carpentry shop or on a construction site. In addition to teaching basic math concepts, the problems give students a preview of the types of challenges they will face in a work environment. This helps the students develop solid troubleshooting skills that will serve them throughout their careers as carpenters and builders.
  • Problems range in complexity from solving simple equations to using the Pythagorean Theorem in an applied manner.
  • Math Tips underscore important points and provide additional easy-to-understand examples.
  • Answers to odd-numbered practice problems are provided in the back of the book.

Table of Contents

Whole Numbers
  1. Basic Principles of Whole Numbers
  2. Adding Whole Numbers
  3. Subtracting Whole Numbers
  4. Multiplying Whole Numbers
  5. Dividing Whole Numbers

  6. Basic Principles of Fractions
  7. Adding Fractions
  8. Subtracting Fractions
  9. Multiplying Fractions
10. Dividing Fractions
11. Basic Principles of Decimals
12. Adding and Subtracting Decimals
13. Multiplying Decimals
14. Dividing Decimals

15. Linear Measurement
16. Perimeter Measurement
17. Area Measurement
18. Volume Measurement
19. Board Foot Measurement

Percentages and Right Angles
20. Percentages
21. Right Angles

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   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction)
   sample Unit 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction)
   sample Unit 5 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.

About Author(s)

Richard B. Miles - is an instructor at Columbia Montour Area Vocational Technical School where he teaches residential construction. Mr. Miles earned his bachelor’s degree in workforce education and development from the Pennsylvania State University, and his Trade Competency and Vocational II certifications in carpentry. He taught carpentry and career education at a residential treatment center and has served as a subject-matter expert designing and editing trade competency exams for NOCTI. Mr. Miles’s work experience includes 22 years in secondary vocational education teaching carpentry and construction and career education. Mr. Miles also has 16 years of work experience as a carpenter in commercial, residential, and modular construction. Mr. Miles is also a freelance writer, specializing in educational writing. He is a contributing writer in the book Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems. He has also written trade specific articles for web-based clients.


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