Author(s): Andrew Spencer
Pre-apprenticeship Maths and Literacy helps to prepare students seeking to gain a variety of apprenticeships and traineeships. These write-in workbooks 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 apprenticeship entry assessments, Pre-apprenticeship Maths and Literacy for General Construction includes hundreds of questions to increase students' eligibility to obtain an apprenticeship or traineeship. It also supports and consolidates concepts that students studying VET (Vocational Educational Training) may use. Pre-apprenticeship Maths and Literacy for General Construction 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. *The cover shown includes updated branding and may be different to the book available for purchase.
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.
Contents Introduction About the author Acknowledgements LITERACY Unit 1 Spelling Unit 2 Alphabetising Unit 3 Comprehension MATHEMATICS Unit 4 General Mathematics Unit 5 Basic Operations - Section A: Addition - Section B: Subtraction - Section C: Multiplication - Section D: Division Unit 6 Decimals - Section A: Addition - Section B: Subtraction - Section C: Multiplication - Section D: Division Unit 7 Fractions - Section A: Addition - Section B: Subtraction - Section C: Multiplication - Section D: Division Unit 8 Percentages Unit 9 Measurement Conversions Unit 10 Earning Wages/Work Time Unit 11 Squaring Numbers - Section A: Introducing square numbers - Section B: Applying square numbers to the trade Unit 12 Area and Perimeter Unit 13 Ratios Unit 14 Applying Maths to the General Construction Trade - Section A: Digging trenches - Section B: Concreting - Section C: Demolition - Section D: Scaffolding - Section E: Bobcats and heavy machinery Unit 15 Practice Written Exam for the General Construction Trade Glossary Formulae and Data Notes