Practical Problems in Mathematics for Masons / Edition 3

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Overview

Newly revised for the 3rd Edition, PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR MASONS provides the quantitative skills you need for success in the workplace. Starting with the basics, this practical worktext uses straightforward language and clear organization to develop confidence quickly with helpful hints. This book guides you through the math most commonly used in masonry reinforcing your knowledge of key math principles from whole numbers and decimals to fractions and percentages. Next, step-by-step discussions of volume, area, square roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem provide the foundation masons need to properly measure projects, align walls, and estimate quantities of materials. Throughout PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR MASONS, 3RD Edition many examples, illustrations, and practice word problems help develop logical reasoning skills while developing your awareness of basic masonry terms and practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133014744
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/23/2012
  • Series: Practical Problems In Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John E. Ball has more than ten years experience instructing secondary school, vocational, and college-level construction courses. An active member of several professional organizations, Mr. Ball has spoken before the Associated General Contractors.

Robert B. Ham is a retired vocational education teacher, and the 2002 recipient of The Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Education's Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Most recently a safety manager and director of masonry apprenticeship training for an established Virginia commercial masonry contractor, he is an experienced journeyman mason and masonry contractor. In addition to this text, Mr. Ham is the author of MASONRY: BRICK AND BLOCK CONSTRUCTION by Delmar, Cengage Learning. He is a 1974 graduate of Virginia Tech.

Donna B. Ham is a retired high school mathematics teacher, adjunct faculty member of Blue Ridge Community College, and a recent Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Manager. She has served on the Board of the Augusta County Federal Credit Union and serves as chairman of the Supervisory Committee.1974 graduate of James Madison University, she holds a B. A. degree in mathematics and an M.Ed. with a concentration in mathematics.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Using a Hand-Held Calculator. 1. Whole Numbers. 2. Common Fractions. 3. Decimals. 4. Percentages, Interest, Averages, and Proportions. 5. Powers and Roots. 6. Measure. 7. Computing Geometric Measure and Shapes. 8. Formulas to Align Masonry Walls. 9. Materials Estimation. Appendix. Glossary. Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions.

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