Author(s): Andrew Spencer
Pre-apprenticeship Maths and Literacy for Bricklaying helps prepare students seeking to gain an apprenticeship or traineeship. This write-in workbook combines practical, real-world scenarios and terminology specific to the Bricklaying industry, and provides students with the skills they need to confidently pursue a career within this trade. It includes hundreds of example assessment questions and also supports concepts that students studying VET (Vocational Educational Training) may use.
Graduated difficulty – the book is divided into units that gradually increase in length, content and difficulty. For use throughout the course, not just before the actual assessment
No teacher preparation is required – students can write directly into the book, and can later use it for revision
Real-life scenarios and terminology – help motivate students and make the content specifically relevant to the students’ chosen trade
Comprehensive practice questions – includes hundreds of questions
Bonus detachable test included – produced on perforated paper, it allows for easy tear-out and can be used as formal assessment tasks
Great value – designed and priced to be used by each individual student
Calculator-free – these workbooks have been designed to mirror current apprenticeship entry assessments and encourage students to attempt all questions without using a calculator.
Andrew Spencer has studied education both within Australia and overseas. He has a Bachelor of Education, as well as a Masters of Science in which he specialised in teacher education. Andrew has extensive experience in teaching secondary mathematics throughout New South Wales and South Australia for well over fifteen years. He has taught a range of subject areas including Maths, English, Science, Classics, Physical Education and Technical Studies. His sense of the importance of practical mathematics continued to develop with the range of subject areas he taught in.