MATHEMATICS ATTITUDE SURVEY

Course __________________ Section number___________

We are interested in your ideas about mathematics and this class. Your answers to the questions that follow will help us understand what you think mathematics is all about.

This questionnaire in not something to be graded and your answers are completely anonymous. Please tell us what you really think by putting a Ö in the box corresponding to Strongly Agree, Agree, Undecided, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree. Thank you for your help!

Question SA A U D SD

1. Mathematics is enjoyable and stimulating to me.

         

2. Mathematics is not important in everyday life.

         

3. In mathematics you can be creative and discover things by yourself.

         

4. I have never liked mathematics, and it is my most dreaded subject.

         

5. There is nothing creative about mathematics; it's just memorizing formulas and things.

         

6. Students who have understood the mathematics they havestudied will be able to solve any assigned problem in fiveminutes or less.

         

7. I try to learn mathematics because it helps develop my mind and helps me think more clearly in general.

         

8. Using the web (or a computer) is a good way for me to learn mathematics.

         

9. Everything important about mathematics is already known by mathematicians.

         

10. Mathematics makes me feel uneasy and confused.

         

11. Mathematics is needed in order to keep the world running.

         

12. Mathematics is a solitary activity, done by individuals in isolation.

         

13. Mathematics is less important to people than art or literature.

         

14. Mathematics is important for my chosen profession.

         

15. Mathematics is needed in designing practically everything.

         

16. Communicating with other students helps me have a better attitude towards mathematics.

         

17. I am interested and willing to acquire further knowledge of mathematics.

         

18. Real mathematics problems can be solved by common sense instead of the mathematical rules you learn in school.

         

19. The skills I learn in this class will help me in other classes for my major.

         

20. Ordinary students cannot expect to understand mathematics, they expect simply to memorize it and apply what they have learned mechanically an without understanding.

         

21. I learn mathematics well from lectures.

         

Instructions: Circle the number in from of your answer, fill in the blank, or provide a short answer.

 

22. I am a

1. Freshman

2. Sophomore

3. Junior

4. Senior

 

23. My intended (most likely) major is

____________________________

 

24. I am a

1. Female

2. Male

 

25. My overall GPA is about

1. 2.0 to 2.9

2. 3.00 to 3.24

3 3.25 to 3.49

4. 3.50 to 3.74

5. 3.75 to 4.0

 

26. I expect the following grade in this class

 

1. F

2. D

3. C

4. B

5. A

 

27. Compared to other students in mathematics ability Im

1. In the top 10%

2. Above average

3. About average

4. Below average

5. In the bottom 10%

 

28. Compared to how hard other students work at mathematics Im

1. In the top 10%

2. Above average

3. About average

4. Below average

5. In the bottom 10%

 

29. During this year, I plan to do the work assigned in the class.

1. Always

2. Most of the time

3. About half the time

4. Once in a while

5. Almost never

6. Never

 

30. How important is it for you to do well in math?

1. Very important

2. Sort of important

3. Not very important

4. Not important at all

 

31. I intend to take another mathematics or statistics class after this one.

1. Yes

2. No

 

Please give a short explanation of your answer to Question 31.