Applied Shop Math (Self-Directed Learning)

  • Delivery Option: Self-Directed
  • Subject Category: Technical
  • Number of Days: 12-15 hours

Course Summary

This course builds on the foundation of Basic Shop Math and explores some of the more advanced, yet common mathematical functions used in the manufacturing environment.

Target Audience

Production workers, machine operators, and inspection personnel will benefit from this course.

Course Objectives

This course gives workers a practical foundation in algebra, plane geometry and trigonometry. It allows them to solve equations and formulas, and calculate dimensions of the geometric shapes that represent most part features.


Unit 1: Fundamentals

  • Variables and constants
  • Inverse operations
  • Solving equations with one variable
  • Solving formulas
  • Exponents and roots
  • Measurements of angles
  • Decimal and fractional degrees
  • Relationships between lines and the angles they form


Unit 2: Geometric Shapes

  • Types of triangles and their characteristics
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • Calculating dimensions of triangles
  • Types of quadrilaterals and their characteristics
  • Calculating dimensions of quadrilaterals
  • Characteristics and dimensions of hexagons
  • Parts of circles
  • Calculating dimensions of circles


Unit 3: Basic Trigonometry

  • Trigonometric functions
  • Solving right triangles using trig functions
  • Using sine bars to measure angles
  • Calculating values for sine bar measurements
  • Calculating bolt circle dimensions
  • Solving oblique triangles using the Law of Sines
  • Solving oblique triangles using the Law of Cosines


What’s Included?

  • 3 DVDs
  • 1 Instructor’s Guide
  • 1 Participant’s Guide
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Diagnostic Test
  • 1 Power Point Presentation