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Practical Problems in Mathematics for Carpenters

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ISBN-10: 1401872158

ISBN-13: 9781401872151

Edition: 8th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Harry C. Huth, Mark Huth

List price: $79.95
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This widely used text/workbook teaches the practical mathematics essential the building construction and carpentry trades. The book features short units that begin with a brief explanation of an important math principle followed by straightforward explanations and examples that are worked out in detail so readers can see first-hand how to perform the functions involved. Basic mathematical problems relevant to the construction trade are accompanied by clear-cut illustrations and together give readers the opportunity to apply and practice math principles common to carpentry.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Mark Huth is a former editor at Delmar Cengage Learning, a role that took him inside hundreds of classrooms and allowed him to glean the best teaching methods for his students and readers. He travels extensively throughout North America, gaining first-hand knowledge of construction methods and materials. In addition to BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, he is the author of several other respected texts on construction principles, technology, and mathematics. Mr. Huth has also taught high school building construction and worked as a professional carpenter and subcontractor. He holds a master of science degree in curriculum and instruction, as well as permanent certification in building…    

Preface
Whole Numbers
Addition of Whole Numbers
Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Multiplication of Whole Numbers
Division of Whole Numbers
Combined Operations with Whole Numbers
Common Fractions
Addition of Common Fractions
Subtraction of Common Fractions
Multiplication of Common Fractions
Division of Common Fractions
Combined Operations with Common Fractions
Decimal Fractions
Addition of Decimal Fractions
Subtraction of Decimal Fractions
Multiplication of Decimal Fractions
Division of Decimal Fractions
Expressing Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers as Decimals
Percent and Percentage
Simple Percent and Percentage
Interest
Discounts
Measurement: Direct and Computed
Linear Measure
Working with Feet and Inches
Square Measure
Surface Measurement-Triangles
The Framing Square
Surface Measurement-Irregular Figures
Surface Measurement-Circles
Volume Measurement-Cubes and Rectangular Solids
Board Measure
Volume Measurement-Cylinders
Weight Measure
Powers and Roots
Applications of Exponents in Formulas
Using Square Root to Find Sides of Right Triangles
Combined Operations Applied to Building Construction
Girders, Sills, and Floor Joists
Wall Plates
Studding and Fire-Stops or Draft Stops
Common Rafters
Hip Rafters
Decks and Sheathing
Trim
Roofing
Doors and Windows
Siding
Stairs and Interior Door Jambs
Glossary
Appendix
Answers to Odd-Numbered Practical Problems