Math for the Trades
All Carpenters must have a functional understanding of math which includes: general, fractions, decimals, measurements, perimeter, area and volume calculations.
Apprentice Applicants are required to pass Math Tests without using a calculator prior to beginning their apprenticeship. Apprentices are required to do construction math (dealing with Feet and Inches) in every class with and without a calculator.
This page includes an Apprentice Applicant Math Study Guide for those thinking about getting into the carpentry trade. It also includes a Study Guide for Carpentry Math for Apprentices and Journeymen to practice their math skills prior to taking classes that may have construction math embedded into the class.
- Whole Number: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Fractions: defining, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
- Decimals: adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing, converting to fractions and converting fractions to decimals
- Percentages: calculating, adding, dividing, converting to decimal, converting decimals to percentages
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