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Construction laborers
Description: Construction laborers do a wide range of physically demanding jobs. They build skyscrapers and houses, roads, and mine shafts. They remove waste materials and help tear down buildings. The work can be dangerous when they work at great heights, remove hazardous chemicals, and work underground. Some work at construction only during the warmer months.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $23,001 to $28,000 per year

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There are 20 math topics Construction laborers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Percent
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Problem Solving
Geometry
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Triangle Inequalities
Parallel Lines
Circles
Area
Volume
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Oblique Triangles
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Mental Math