The main objective of the Applied Construction Mathematics course is to develop trainee skills and knowledge to carry out measurements and calculations as required in the industrial sector. Focus is on construction mathematics for electrical/ instrumentation with ratios and fractions and a working use of logarithms. Welding, pipefitting, carpentry, scaffolding will focus on geometry and determining perimeter, area, weights, mass and amounts required in these careers.

The goals that constitute the main objectives are as follows:

  • To plan and prepare for measurements and calculations
  • To perform measurements
  • To perform calculations
  • To estimate approximate quantities
  • To identify types of drawings and their functions
  • To recognize amendments
  • To recognize commonly used symbols and abbreviations
  • To read, interpret and calculate job specifications

Online Platforms:

Applied Construction Mathematics teaching is all in simple, specific, A1-level English. Special preparation is taken in preparing the course using a tailored vocabulary list and lesson plan that ensures trainees understand the language, then the concepts to maintain the coherence of the course in English.
For the online component of the math curriculum CPS Foundations will deploy Khan Academy.

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom; of course learners will be monitored by their Foundations teachers. Our math missions guide learners using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.