Practical Math Application Guide


21 Math Training Modules include:

  • Instructional Objectives
  • Math Study Notes
  • Hands-on Projects
  • Objective Practice Problems
  • Trade Tricks
  • Pre- and Post-Tests

Paperbound; Consumable

8.4 x 10″; 256 pages

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Math for the Practical Student (and Parent)

Chenier’s Practical Math Application Guide

by Norman Chenier

What do you do if you need a practical, hands-on way to teach your student
the most useful mathematical operations and formulas?

Do you have a student who wants to enter the trades?

Chenier’s Practical Math is what you need.

No fluff, no busywork—just solid, practical applied mathematics.

Chenier’s Practical Math Application Guide by Norman Chenier provides solid guidance with diagrams and drawings for applied mathematics from fractions, decimals, and percentages to geometry and trigonometry. Each concept is presented, not only in text, but also in drawings, diagrams, tables, and practical projects.

What is in the Application Guide?

The curriculum opens with an introduction to the method and format and a detailed, illustrated table of contents. This is followed by a pre-test, 21 Math Training Modules, and a post-test. In the Math Training Modules, you will find

  • Instructional Objectives
    • how to approach the lesson
    • which pre-test problems and skills the module addresses
    • a checklist of readings and activities
    • page numbers for reference
  • Math Study Notes
    • teaching notes
    • skills review and practice
    • teaches calculating both by hand and with a scientific calculator
    • strong focus on learning to self-check problems
    • each skill and process keyed to the appropriate page in the Practical Math Dictionary
  • Hands-on Application
    • problems are connected with real-life projects, including:
      • how to square and level a project
      • how to lay out four types of rafters
      • how to calculate straight and spiral staircases
      • how to straighten fences and walls
      • how to bend tubing
      • how to use Story Pole measurement to improve blueprint accuracy
    • strong focus on tasks and processes used in the trades, including construction, pipefitting, machinists, and more
    • alternative ways of approaching problems
  • Info Pages
    • detailed instructions for concepts, tools, and processes, including:
      • introduction to reading micrometers, verniers, and calipers
      • basic sketching with one- and two-point perspective
      • use of plumb bob and dowel jig
      • scribing, pipe saddles, tubing
  • Objective Practice Problems
    • provides practice in the concepts taught in Study Notes and Info Pages
  • Trade Tricks
    • focus on practicing techniques you will need on a job, including:
      • making a variety of Story Poles
      • squaring, centering, and spacing
      • leveling with plumb bob or water level
      • calculate braces
      • lay out, copy, and transfer angles
      • shimming horizontally and vertically
      • make a center line drawing for a blueprint

Every activity and problem is illustrated with diagrams and scale drawings, and carefully keyed to the appropriate lessons and tips. You can work straight through the Practical Application Guide just like a textbook, or use it as a reference guide. However you choose to use it, I believe you will be wondering how you got this far without it.

 About the Author

Author Norman Chenier developed the Practical Math Application Guide and Dictionary because as a building contractor, he saw the need for practical math skills. He began by teaching practical math to his own workers, high school students, and other tradesmen, including machinists, carpenters, pipe fitters, millwrights, welders, and others. These two books are the culmination of a lifetime of study, teaching, and practical application, and it shows.

Application Guide: 8.4 x 10″; 256 pages
Paperbound; Consumable


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