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A+ Pre-accreditation Maths and Literacy for Nursing

By | Copyright Year:2013 | ISBN-13: 9780170241724

Pre-apprenticeship (or Pre-accreditation) 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-accreditation Maths and Literacy for Nursing 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-accreditation Maths and Literacy for Nursing 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.

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Pre-accreditation Maths & Literacy for Nursing
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Unit 1 Spelling
Unit 2 Alphabetising
Unit 3 Comprehension

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: Converting fractions to decimals
Section B: Rounding off decimals to one (1) place.
Section C: Combining converting fractions to decimals and rounding off.
Section D: Improper fractions that work out to be greater than one (1)
Unit 8 Percentages
Section A: Converting percentages to fractions
Section B: Finding a percentage of an amount
Section C: Converting fractions to percentages
Unit 9 Measurement Conversions
Section A: Units of weight
Section B: Units of volume
Section C: Units of length
Unit 10 I V Rates
Section A: Time
Section B: Drops per minute (dpm)
Section C: ml per hour
Unit 11 Tablet dosage
Unit 12 Medicinal mixtures and solutions
Unit 13 E arning Wages/Work Time
Unit 14 S quaring Numbers
Section A: Introducing square numbers
Section B: Applying square numbers to the trade
Unit 15 Practice Written Test for Nursing

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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.


Graduated difficulty – the books are 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 books, 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, it allows 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.

CD Features – Animated worked examples to promote self-paced learning. 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.