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Math and Metrics

Session Format:

8 Hours Total (Two 4-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) correct rounding procedure, (3) percentages, (4) relative size, (5) concepts of squares and square roots, (6) the names, symbols and prefixes of metric units, (7) comparisons and conversions between metric and U.S. customary units, and (8) illustrations and applications to business and industry.

Content Outline

  • Numbers and numeration
  • Rounding procedures
  • Squares and square roots
  • Calculator computations
  • Percentages
  • Metric units of length, volume, weight, temperature, and pressure

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for all individuals who desire to learn the metric system, or those entering the SPC program.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14