At Construction Trades Press, we believe in keeping things simple. Many people
think math is difficult to learn and use, but we show you it doesn't have to be
that way. Our books are easy to read and understand, and if you take the time
to work through them, they will provide you with a practical, useful foundation
in math. Scott Gibson of Fine Homebuilding wrote in his review of Math
to Build On, "The book is based on the idea that math is a practical skill,
not an intellectual pastime for school wizards."
To be precise, a craftsman in any trade must work from a functional math base
that includes arithmetic, practical algebra, practical geometry, and practical
trigonometry. Johnny and Margaret Hamilton have brought these essential ingredients
together into one learning format. This same math is essential not only for the
trades, but for anyone involved in designing, laying out, or constructing anything.
The reviews in national periodicals emphasize
Math to Build On explains the core math used by all trades. It gives you
the minimum math exposure needed to function competitively in any job that involves
design, building, laying out, assembling, or maintenance. Math to Build On
was a finalist in the 1994 Benjamin Franklin Awards in the Education / Teaching
/ Academic category.
If you would like to see a sample of Math to Build On, The Geometry
Forum presents it as a Special
Feature. While you are there, take a look around at their other offerings.
One feature of the Forum, "Ask
Dr. Math," allows K12 students to ask any mathematical questions they may
have. Click here to see the table
of contents of Math to Build On. Pipe Fitter's Math Guide is trade-specific to the piping trades. It teaches
basically the same math as Math to Build On, but in the actual terms used in piping
trades. It addresses specific math problems such as simple offsets, rolling offsets,
and combination offsets. The Table
of Contents shows the different topics covered. For more pipe fitting books,
go to Pipefitter.com
in a simple, straightforward manner so that people with a limited educational
background or mathematical understanding can readily learn information that
will be useful in a variety of circumstances.
and intimidating terminology.
fractions and decimals and in a stair-step fashion take the reader through
the relevant mathematical information.
show exactly what math is needed, and help people to visualize math at work.
for calculator use.
of detailed drawings and problems, with all answers at the back of the book.
material for classroom use.
being used by individuals, schools, community colleges, industrial training
programs, and apprenticeship programs across the country.