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.
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.
- Mathematics for Carpentry and Construction Trades (textbook)
- TI-36X Solar (calculator)
*Available as an iText course (includes calculator)