This book is ideal for reference. Its size (approximately 6" x 7½¸") is designed to make it as versatile as possible and still give the reader the necessary tools to master basic mathematical concepts. All the basic mathematical concepts are designed with practical applications in mind. Hence, squaring techniques, leveling techniques, lay out techniques, and so on, are included in this book. Many of these concepts are unique to this book and give the reader a totally new approach to learning and referencing mathematics.
Development of this book was through the perspective of both education and industry, evolving from many years of practical experiences, applications, and research. Education complements the world of work; therefore, this book is designed to be an easy-to-use resource for anyone involved in teaching or learning math skills. Industrial and commercial workers, apprentices, trades people, teachers, students, parents, do-it-yourselfers, all will find this volume helpful.
From the Table of Contents (unique because it is in both pictures and words), to the tasks themselves, to the Appendix (also in pictures and in words), to the Glossary of Terms, and the Index, the book is a complete kit for anyone who needs a handy reference or wants to upgrade and become proficient in basic applied math skills. Its purpose is to serve as an asset in any home, at work, or in any mathematics, vocational, or apprentice program.
The book is currently being used in the Southeast WI Carpentry Training programs in Milwaukee.