Author(s): Andrew Spencer
The range of A+ National Pre-apprenticeship Maths and Literacy write-in workbook resources help to prepare students seeking to gain a variety of apprenticeships, traineeships and accreditations. They combine practical, real-world scenarios and terminology specifically relevant to their chosen industry, and provide students with the mathematical and literacy skills they need to confidently pursue a career within that trade. Mirroring the format of current accreditation entry assessments, Pre-accreditation Maths and Literacy for Beauty Therapy includes hundreds of questions to improve students' potential of gaining a successful assessment outcome of 75-80% and above. This workbook will therefore help to increase students' eligibility to obtain a Beauty Therapy Accreditation. Pre-accreditation Maths and Literacy for Beauty Therapy further supports and consolidates concepts that students studying VET (Vocational Educational Training) may use, as a number of VCE VET programs are also approved pre-apprenticeships and pre-accreditations. This workbook is also a valuable resource for older students aiming to revisit basic literacy and maths in their preparation to re-enter the workforce at the vocational level.
Graduated difficulty – the workbook is divided into units that gradually increase in length, content and difficulty. Use them throughout the course, not just before the actual assessment
No teacher preparation is required – students can write directly into the workbook, and can then later use them for revision
Real-life scenarios and terminology used – helps motivate students and makes the content specifically relevant to the students’ chosen trade
Comprehensive practice questions – includes hundreds of questions
Bonus practice detachable test included – produced on perforated paper, they allow for easy tear out
Calculator-free – these workbooks have been designed to mirror current apprenticeship entry assessments and encourage students to attempt all questions without using a calculator
Great value – designed and priced to be used by each individual student
CD content includes animated worked examples to promote self-paced
Bonus step-by-step instructions and activities on how to use Google’s 3D SketchUp drawing and modelling software. This software is free for all schools, and has many practical, real-life applications for pre-apprenticeship students.
Andrew Spencer has studied education both within Australian and overseas. He has a Bachelor of Education degree, as well as a Master of Science degree, where he specialised in teacher education. Andrew has extensive experience teaching secondary Mathematics throughout New South Wales and South Australia for over 15 years and has taught a range of other subjects including Maths, English, Science, Classics, Physical Education and Technical Studies.