**Description:**
Gain the math skills you need to succeed in the masonry with Practical Problems in Mathematics for Masons. Using a straightforward writing style and simple, step-by-step explanations this text is extremely reader-friendly. The book begins with basic arithmetic and then, once these basic topics have been mastered, progresses to algebra and then trigonometry. Practical Problems in Mathematics for Masons provides readers with realistic mathematical problems from the field providing a solid foundation for a career in masonry. This is the perfect resource for anyone entering the masonry industry, or simply looking to brush up on the necessary math. **Product Benefits:**
- Diagrams, charts, and other illustrations help readers visualize key concepts
- Multi-step word problems encourage readers to apply what they have learned, allowing them to be active participants in the learning process
- Step-by-step examples ensure a clear understanding of each step is established before moving on to the next one
**Table of Contents:**
SECTION 1 WHOLE NUMBERS Unit 1 Addition of Whole Numbers Unit 2 Subtraction of Whole Numbers Unit 3 Multiplication of Whole Numbers Unit 4 Division of Whole Numbers SECTION 2 COMMON FRACTIONS Unit 5 Scale Reading Unit 6 Addition of Common Fractions Unit 7 Subtraction of Common Fractions Unit 8 Multiplication of Common Fractions Unit 9 Division of Common Fractions SECTION 3 DECIMAL FRACTIONS Unit 10 Additon of Decimal Fractions Unit 11 Subtraction of Decimal Fractions Unit 12 Multiplication of Decimal Fractions Unit 13 Division of Decimal Fractions Unit 14 Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents SECTION 4 PERCENTAGE AND DISCOUNTS Unit 15 Percentage Unit 16 Discounts SECTION 5 MEASURES Unit 17 Length Measure Unit 18 Introduction to Area Measure Unit 19 Area of Squares and Rectangles Unit 20 Area of Triangles Unit 21 Area of Circular Forms Unit 22 Combines Areas of Figures Unit 23 Introduction to Volume Measure Unit 24 Volumes of Cubes and Rectangular Solids Unit 25 Combines Volumes of Figures Unit 26 Mass(Weight) Measure SECTION 6 POWERS AND ROOTS Unit 27 Powers Unit 28 Square Roots SECTION 7 ESTIMATING Unit 29 Mortat Unit 30 Brick Walls Unit 31 Estimating Bricks and Mortar by Rules of Thumb Unit 32 Concrete Block Walls and Foundations Unit 33 Estimating Concrete Blocks and Mortar by Rules of Thumb Unit 34 Chimneys and Fireplaces Unit 35 Brick Steps Unit 36 Piers and Pilasters Unit 37 Concrete Footings Unit 38 Concrete Walls Unit 39 Concrete Floors Unit 40 Concrete Steps Unit 41 Concrete Walks and Driveways |