This new edition of a classic American Tech textbook presents
basic mathematic concepts typically applied in the industrial,
business, construction and craft trades. By combining
comprehensive text with
illustrated examples of mathematics problems, this book
offers easy-to-understand instructions for solving math-based
problems encountered on the job. Many different trade areas are
represented throughout the book.
Each of the twelve chapters contains an Introduction providing an
overview of the chapter content. Examples of specific mathematic
problems are displayed in illustrated, step-by-step formats.
Following visual as well as written processes provides the reader
with a sequenced opportunity to learn each concept. Learned
knowledge is then applied in Practice Problems, which immediately
follow Examples in the book. Students are encouraged to use the
space provided in the margins to answer these questions.
Tips located throughout the text assist in the development of
Calculator tips are also provided in each chapter to offer an
alternative method of solving problems and equations. Points
to Know are included to enhance the learner’s understanding of how
mathematics principles are applied to the trade professions.
Additionally, photographs provide visual examples of how these
principles relate to on-the-job skills.
Practical Math is designed to be a basis for a mathematics course
or as a supplement to many other American Tech books and training
- Whole Numbers
- Factors and Cancellation
- Fractions: Adding and Subtracting
- Fractions: Multiplying and Dividing
- Powers and Roots
- Ratios and Proportions
- Plane Figures
- Solid Figures
- Practice Problem Answers