Essential Construction Math
This construction math self-paced class is intended to develop mathematical skills that can be applied to the construction trade through practice and application. This course is an introduction to other courses in construction. While this class is not a prerequisite for any other classes, it does provide a foundation for them.
By the end of this class you should be able to:
- Use and understand all operations on fractions and decimals that are common to the construction industry
- Convert measurements from fractions to decimals
- Calculate area and volume of various shapes
- Convert measurements from cubic feet to cubic yards
- Measure the volume of concrete footings, slabs, walls, and columns.
- Calculate board feet
- Calculate and measure for basic constructions in wood and concrete
Class Organization and Grading
For this class it is highly recommended to keep a spiral bound or similar notebook to keep all assignments and notes together. Each week you will be given a lecture, assignment, answers (from the previous assignment) and a quiz. The reading and lecture will be designed to aid in the completion of the homework.
While homework will not be checked, there will be answers posted each week to self-check your progress. There will also be a quiz testing the information from the previous assignments. There will also be two projects to complete, one mid-semester and one at the end of the class. The projects are applications of mathematics to a construction problem.
Mathematics for Carpentry and the Construction Trades
by Alfred P. Webster and Kathryn B. Bright
Students will receive their textbook by mail from Construction Experts Inc. (CEI) once their registration is complete.
Offered through our partnership with Construction Experts Inc.