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A+ Pre-apprenticeship Maths and Literacy for General Construction

By | Copyright Year:2013 | ISBN-13: 9780170241731

Published:22/04/2013
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.

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PRODUCT:

CONTENTS

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

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 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.

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