Mathematics for the Trades: A Guided Approach eBook (10e) : 9780321952660

Mathematics for the Trades: A Guided Approach eBook (10e)

Carman,R et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For Basic Math, Math for the Trades, Occupational Math, and similar basic math skills courses servicing trade or technical programs at the undergraduate/graduate level.


Mathematics for the Trades: A Guided Approach is the leader in trades and occupational mathematics, equipping students with a solid foundation in the math needed for a variety of technical and vocational trades, such as allied health, electrical trades, plumbing, construction, and many more. The math concepts are presented completely within the context of practical on-the-job applications, so students can make an impact on the job from day one.

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Table of contents
  • 1. Arithmetic of Whole Numbers
  • 2. Fractions
  • 3. Decimal Numbers
  • 4. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
  • 5. Measurement
  • 6. Pre-Algebra
  • 7. Basic Algebra
  • 8. Practical Plane Geometry
  • 9. Solid Figures
  • 10. Triangle Trigonometry
  • 11. Intermediate Algebra
  • 12. Statistics
Features & benefits
  • Real-life applications are drawn from a variety of occupational, technical, and vocational areas. These applications are at the heart of the text, providing authentic scenarios in specific fields where students will encounter math in their career. Since it is important that students learn math in the context of the ever-changing workplace, applications have been added and updated to reflect the latest in career and technical trades, and outdated applications have been removed.
  • Practice problems are coded by occupation so they are easy to identify.
  • Topics include: automotive, allied health, welding, plumbing, machine trades, carpentry, auto mechanics, HVAC, electrical trades, manufacturing, flooring and carpeting, general interest, general trades, life skills, trades management, and more!
  • The workbook format makes this text appropriate for both the traditional classroom setting as well as in self-paced or lab settings. Plus, its easy-to-read format is intended to be approachable to students who find math challenging.
  • A diagnostic pre-test is included in each chapter so students can judge their level of competency.
  • All examples are numbered on a section-by-section basis for easy reference when studying for exams, and can be followed by Your Turn practice problems, as well as More Practice problems, allowing students to reinforce the skills presented in a variety of vocational contexts.
  • Calculator displays are placed next to worked example problems, so students can build their skills in using this important tool to solve problems.
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