Fractions, ratios, measurement conversions — those who work in the construction field need to know their math, from basic equations to more advanced geometry. Math skills are necessary when workers have to take accurate measurements, convert millimeters to inches, or figure out a roof’s ratio.
Most students don’t realize what they’re currently learning will come in handy on the jobsite. Or that they will take a mandatory math test in order to get into a construction program or apprenticeship once they finish high school. A firm grasp of arithmetic will also help your students stand out from other applicants, giving them an advantage when applying for the job they want.
You can help them practice for what’s to come by having them solve the problems in our sample math test found in this PDF. If you’d like to grade your students on the exam, email us to receive the answer sheet.