Construction Math

20 August 2014

This class introduces CCLs to the basic math skills needed to perform calculations related to distance, area, volume, angles, weight and measurement on construction projects. Participants are provided instruction and an ample opportunity to measure objects, calculate and perform basic math functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole and fractional numbers; measure and estimate volumes, convert fractions to decimals, (and decimals to fractions). In addition participants learn practical applications of the Pythagorean theorem, formulas for calculating perimeters, area, volume, and the use and function of square roots.

Topics Covered

  • Whole Numbers (place values, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding off, and estimating)
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Conversions (fractions to decimals, vice versa)
  • Percents
  • Measurement (perimeter, area , volume, Pythagorean theorem, square roots)
  • Angles and Triangles
  • Perpendicular and Parallel Lines in a Plane
  • Polygonal Regions and Their Areas
  • Circles and Their Measurements
  • Solids and Their Volumes