MATH 041 - Advanced Mathematics (Industrial Mathematics)

Industrial Mathematics has been developed to provide the basic mathematical skills needed to successfully practice in a trade. It fulfills the advanced mathematics requirement for the BC Adult Graduation Diploma.


Hours: 120 (Lecture Hours: 120)


Total Weeks: 20


“C” or higher in MATH030 or MATH10 or equivalent or Advanced Level Placement on the CCP Math Assessment


Non-Course Prerequisites:


Co-requisite Statement:


Course Content:
Fundamental Operations
- perform basic operations without calculator support
- perform trades-related problems using basic operations, estimation, fractions and decimals
- round numbers
- use decimal fractions
- use standard order of operations
- calculate averages
Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
- perform trades/technical-related problems using ratio, proportion, and percent
- solve application problems in sales tax, efficiency, tolerances, scale drawings, direct and inverse proportion, and gears and pulleys
Linear and Circular Measurement
- use metric and standard English units
- make conversions
- perform basic operations with measurements
- determine significant digits, precision, and accuracy
- solve problems involving speed and temperature
- measure using measuring tapes, micrometers, and vernier calipers
Symbols, Equations, and Formulas
- perform basic operations with signed numbers
- use exponents and square roots
- use and manipulate formulas to solve problems
- solve simple equations
- use scientific notation
Angles, Perimeter, Area, and Volume
- label, measure, classify and draw angles
- calculate perimeter and area of various geometric figures including quadrilaterals, triangles, hexagons, irregular polygons, and circles
- solve problems involving solid figures such as cubes, cones, cylinders and spheres
Introduction to Trigonometry
- convert angle units
- work with angles in radian measure
- solve practical problems using trigonometric ratios

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate the ability to solve practical mathematical problems that have trades and technical mathematical applications, and will be able to:
- solve problems involving basic operations, measurement, percentage, ratio and proportion
- use a variety of effective problem-solving methods

- solve problems using graphs, formulas, symbols and equations, geometry, and trigonometry.


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Text Books: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.