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A+ Pre-apprenticeship Maths and Literacy for Horticulture - 9780170374118
72 Pages

A+ Pre-apprenticeship Maths and Literacy for Horticulture

By | Copyright Year:2016 | ISBN-13: 9780170374118

Pre-apprenticeship Maths and Literacy for Horticulture helps prepare students seeking to gain an apprenticeship or traineeship. This write-in workbook combines practical, real-world scenarios and terminology specific to the Horticulture 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.


1 Spelling
2 Alphabetising
3 Comprehension
4 General Mathematics
5 Basic Operations
Section A: Addition
Section B: Subtraction
Section C: Multiplication
Section D: Division
6 Decimals
Section A: Addition
Section B: Subtraction
Section C: Multiplication
Section D: Division
7 Fractions
Section A: Addition
Section B: Subtraction
Section C: Multiplication
Section D: Division
8 Percentages
9 Measurement Conversions
10 Measurement – Length, Area and Volume
Section A: Area
Section B: Perimeter
Section C: Volume of a rectangle
Section D: Volume of a circle
11 Time, Motion and Money
12 Squaring Numbers
Section A: Introducing square numbers
Section B: Applying square numbers to the trade
13 Ratios
14 Applying Maths to the Horticulture Trade
Section A: Wages
Section B: Flow rates and chemicals
Section C: Spray time
Section D: Planning a garden landscape
Section E: Planting groundcover, bulbs and shrubs
15 Practice Written Exam for the Horticulture Trade


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 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.