# Mathematics and Problem Solving for Fire Service Personnel: A Worktext for Student Achievement, CourseSmart eTextbook

Published Date: May 26, 2009

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## Description

This introductory text is organized into 11 chapters, including helpful appendices, to assist students in understanding and applying basic mathematical principles key to success in the fire service. The author provides a review of mathematical, statistical, and basic measurement principles, in addition to mathematical hydraulic word problems, hazardous material calculations, and more, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of mathematics as they pertain to firefighting.

INTRODUCTION

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF NUMBERS

CHAPTER TWO -  SOLVING AND PROVING WHOLE NUMBER ADDITION PROBLEMS

CHAPTER THREE – WORKING WITH AND PROVING WHOLE NUMBER MULTIPICATION PROBLEMS

CHAPTER FOUR – SOLVING AND PROVING WHOLE NUMBER DIVISION, SUBTRACTION AND SQUARE ROOT PROBLEMS

CHAPTER FIVE – WORKING WITH FRACTIONS

CHAPTER SIX – WORKING WITH DECIMALS

CHAPTER SEVEN – SOLVING COMBINATION PROBLEMS

CHAPTER EIGHT – UNDERSTANDING MEASUREMENTS

CHAPTER NINE – WORKING WITH PERCENT AND PERCENTAGES

CHAPTER TEN – WORKING WITH STATISTICS

CHAPTER ELEVEN – FORMULAS AND FORMULA MANIPULATIONS

APPENDIX

Section One – Tables of U.S. units of measurement

Section Two – Tables of Metric Units of Measurement

Section Three – International Units of Measurement

Section Four – The Addition Chart

Section Five – The  Multiplication Chart

Section Six – The Times Tables

Section Seven – The Placement Chart

Section Eight – Basic Fire Department Hydraulic Figures

Section Nine – Letters Used in a Number of the Fire Department Formulas

Section Ten – Traditional Formulas Introduced in the Book

Section Eleven – Square Root Table