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Industrial Math

Session Format:

12 Hours Total (Four 3-Hour Sessions)


It is essential that most employees in the production process understand basic mathematical concepts. For individuals planning to attend a statistical process control training session, it is a necessity. Furthermore, knowledge of metric units is needed by many such employees.


The participant will learn: (1) the decimal number system, (2) addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimal and fractional numbers, (3) correct rounding procedure, (4) percentages, (5) relative size, (6) concepts of squares and square roots, (7) proper key-stroke entry for calculator computational skills, (8) the names, symbols and prefixes of metric units, (9) comparisons and conversions between metric and U.S. customary units, and (10) illustrations and applications to business and industry.

Content Outline

  • Numbers and numeration
  • Operations with decimals and fractions
  • Rounding procedures
  • Calculator computations
  • Percentages
  • Metric units of length, volume, weight, and temperature

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for individuals needing a review of basic mathematical concepts and/or those preparing to attend SPC training.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14