Newly revised for the 3rd Edition, PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR MASONS provides the quantitative skills novice bricklayers need to be successful. Starting with the basics, this practical worktext uses straightforward language and clear organization to develop confidence quickly with helpful hints. This book guides readers through the math most commonly used in masonry, reinforcing their 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 readers develop logical reasoning skills while developing an awareness of basic masonry terms and practices.
Table of Contents
Preface.
Using a Hand-Held Calculator.
1. Whole Numbers.
2. Common Fractions.
3. Decimals.
4. Percentages, 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.