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Applied Mathematics Part 2
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
Applied Mathematics Part 2 introduces students to all phases of carpentry construction. Students are asked to solve a wide range of calculations used every day by engineers and construction workers.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Applied Mathematics Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Convert from one metric unit to another metric unit and from metric units to American units.
  • Change temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit and from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
  • Calculate board feet and linear feet.
  • Analyze pricing systems and price conversions.
  • Determine the amount of concrete needed.
  • Evaluate concrete footings.
  • Identify the steps taken to pour a concrete slab.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Identify the purpose of girders.
  • Analyze types of girders, sills, and floor joists.
  • Recognize when bridging is to be used.
  • Consider floor coverings, shoes, plates, wall studs, sheathings, interior walls, and window and door headers.
  • Identify different types of roofs and their designated slopes.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Analyze rafters, overhangs, flashings, and rafter patterns.
  • Determine a roof's slope.
  • Discover the framing square.
  • Identify the purpose of roof overhangs.
  • Calculate hip rafter length and the length of a conventional valley rafter.
  • Analyze types of valley rafters and valley rafter end cuts.

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Analyze jack rafters and unconventional rafters.
  • Calculate rise height, stairway length, and tread width.
  • Identify how to frame gable ends.
  • Determine materials needed for exterior trim.
  • Analyze the estimating process and estimate exterior sheathing.
  • Determine how to install siding, soffit, and fascia.
  • Examine the steps taken to hang drywall and the process for applying roof coverings.

Course Materials

  • Mathematics for Carpentry and Construction Trades (textbook)
  • TI-36X Solar (calculator)

*Available as an iText course (includes calculator)