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Technical Mathematics

(5 reviews)

Morgan Chase, Clackamas Community College

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Language: English

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Reviewed by Jody House, Instructor, Portland Community College on 12/11/21

The text covers mathematics intended for career-technical students. It is generically comprehensive, and could easily be supplemented for the specific CTE programs. For example, a manufacturing program might have a unit that focuses on units of... read more

Reviewed by Paula Thonney, Mathematics Instructor, Lane Community College on 11/22/21

I saw almost no worked examples of any sort in the text. -In the geometry topics, formulas and procedures were described but there was a lack of worked examples illustrating processes. This is a major shortcoming. The book simply provides a... read more

Reviewed by Robert Brown, Adjunct Professor, Kishwaukee College on 4/27/21

This is well written and "class hard" in that it has been well-refined from classroom experience. I used the book as-is, with some supplemental sections on exponents, roots, and micrometers. read more

Reviewed by Colin Wasiloff, Professor, Trine University on 4/19/21

This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of technical mathematics ranging from scientific notation to descriptive statistics and basic probability. Each section is densely populated with practical examples and updated connections to... read more

Reviewed by Greg Colley, Math Instructor, Midlands Technical College on 3/23/21

Content covers all the topics necessary for a technical mathematics course. The number of exercises are lacking and need to be added to generate interest in use for a full course. read more

Table of Contents

  • Module 1: Order of Operations
  • Module 2: Negative Numbers
  • Module 3: Decimals
  • Module 4: Fractions
  • Module 5: Accuracy and Significant Figures
  • Module 6: Precision and GPE
  • Module 7: Formulas
  • Module 8: Perimeter and Circumference
  • Module 9: Percents Part 1
  • Module 10: Ratios, Rates, Proportions
  • Module 11: Scientific Notation
  • Module 12: Percents Part 2 and Error Analysis
  • Module 13: The US Measurement System
  • Module 14: The Metric System
  • Module 15: Converting Between Systems
  • Module 16: Other Conversions
  • Module 17: Angles
  • Module 18: Triangles
  • Module 19: Area of Polygons and Circles
  • Module 20: Composite Figures
  • Module 21: Converting Units of Area
  • Module 22: Surface Area of Common Solids
  • Module 23: Area of Regular Polygons
  • Module 24: Volume of Common Solids
  • Module 25: Converting Units of Volume
  • Module 26: Pyramids and Cones
  • Module 27: Percents Part 3
  • Module 28: Mean, Median, Mode
  • Module 29: Probability
  • Module 30: Standard Deviation


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  • About the Book

    This developmental-level mathematics textbook is intended for career-technical students.


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    Morgan Chase, Clackamas Community College
    Oregon City, OR

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