Basic Math Seminar

OSA Chair Bob Croghan frequently says the math you must master in order to answer questions on City civil service exams is “fifth grade” math – in other words, basic math – decimals, fractions, percents, graphs and so on. This fall, Gregory Hinckson, who has served as a trainer for OSA’s exam preparation classes will present a stand-alone two-session seminar exploring basic math. The curriculum will include:

  • Whole Numbers, including order of operations

  • Decimals, including converting decimals to percents and fractions

  • Percents, including finding percent increase and decrease; proportions

  • Powers and Exponents, including squares and cubes; operations with powers and exponents

  • Scientific Notation, including converting large numbers to scientific notation

  • Measurements, including area and perimeter; circumference and area of circles; angle measures and types

  • Graphs, including bar and histogram graphs; pie charts; line graphs

  • Word Problems, including solving various types of these problems; using algebraic expressions to solve problems.

    If your basic math skills are weak, this is the course for you!

    The seminar will be given on two successive Wednesdays, October 17 and 24, 2018. The seminar will run from 6-9pm each evening with registration starting at 5:30pm. To reserve you spot you can download this form, complete it and mail or fax it to the union no later than October 10, 2018.


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