Higher Education

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Masons, 2nd Edition

  • John Ball
  • ISBN-10: 0827312830  |  ISBN-13: 9780827312838
  • 208 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1973
  • © 1980 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.50
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

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.

Features and 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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Ball

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.