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## A+ National Pre-traineeship Maths and Literacy for Retail

### By Andrew Spencer | Copyright Year:2010 | ISBN-13: 9780170181440

Published:16/09/2009
Pre-traineeship Maths and Literacy for Retail is a write-in workbook that helps to prepare students seeking to gain a Retail Traineeship. It combines practical, real-world scenarios and terminology specifically relevant to the Retail Industry, and provides students with the mathematical skills they need to confidently pursue a career in the Retail Trade.

Mirroring the format of current apprenticeship entry assessments, Pre-traineeship Maths and Literacy for Retail 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 Retail Traineeship.

Pre-traineeship Maths and Literacy for Retail also supports and consolidates concepts that students studying VET (Vocational Educational Training) may use, as a number of VCE VET programs are also approved pre-traineeships. 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 apprenticeship level.

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### CONTENTS

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 – Measurement: Length, Area and Volume
Section A: Circumference
Section B: Diameter
Section C: Area
Section D: Volume
Section E: Volume of a Cylinder

Unit 11 –Wages, Time and Money

Unit 12 – Squaring Numbers

Unit 13 – Purchase Plans

Unit 14 – Practice Detachable Test for the Retail Trade

### ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

### FEATURES

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

The solutions CD contains 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 Retail students. This software is free for all schools, and has many, practical, real-life applications for Retail students.