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Applied construction math

Author: National Center For Construction Education and Research.
Publisher: Upper Saddle River Pearson/Prentice Hall 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Center For Construction Education and Research.
ISBN: 0132272989 9780132272988
OCLC Number: 953647735
Description: viii (various pagings) illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Show Me the MoneyMr. Whyte is the teacher and he seizes an opportunity for a math lesson. In Chapter 1, he uses money to teach the students about decimals and factions as well as division.Chapter 2 It's All About SpaceThe students meet with two potential homebuyers and teach them how to calculate the area of squares, rectangles, triangles and trapezoids.Chapter 3 Where Do You Live?Mr. Whyte teaches the class how to calculate the average cost of a home per square foot using powers of ten. He also explains averages.Chapter 4 Cattle CountryMr. Whyte finds a homebuyer! His team works with a surveyor to learn about angles, direction and bearing, the 3-4 rule for right triangles and Pythagorean Theorem, as well as more about surface area.Chapter 5 Breaking GroundIt's time to break ground and the class needs to learn how to estimate the volume of soil for fill and convert between units of measure.Chapter 6 PaydayIt's payday and naturally Mr. Whyte can't pass up an opportunity for a math lesson. This time he uses payroll taxes to teach the relationship between decimals and percentages and how to perform calculations with percentages.Chapter 7 Divide and ConquerThe class learns how to divide the irregular shape of the foundation into common shapes so they can calculate its total volume.Chapter 8 Choosing TeamsIn this chapter, the rough carpentry team learns about linear measurements and how to read factional measurements. They also learn how to calculate beard feet and perimeters and how to estimate materials for construction.Chapter 9 Gravity Can Work for You or Against YouPlumbers use a lot of math, so the students learn about angles, volume, pressure, grades and slopes. They also get an introduction to trigonometry.Chapter 10 Shocking, Simply ShockingThings are really rolling now. The electrical team learns how to calculate the circumference of a circle, more uses for the Pythagorean Theorem and more about trigonometry.Chapter 11 First I'm Hot, Then I'm ColdThe teams reunite to install the heating and air conditioning system and to learn how to convert between the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales.Chapter 12 Inside and OutThe kids learn how to apply math skills to finish the interior and exterior of the house. The math in this chapter includes linear measure and surface area of flat and three-dimensional objects, converting between square feet and yards, pitch and span of roofs and calculating the materials needed for a job.Chapter 13 The Bottom LineThe job is almost done and the class learns a bit about running a financially sound business by calculating costs and determining profit.Chapter 14 Everyone Has an AngleThis chapter wraps up trigonometry functions, including sine, casine, tangent, cotangent, secant and cosecant.
Other Titles: Novel approach
Responsibility: National Center for Construction Education and Research.

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