PEP math student survey

					                             Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership
                              PEP Project Mathematics Student Questionnaire
School ______________________________________________ District _______________________________

Teacher ______________________________________ Grade level/Course name ________________________

PLEASE MARK THE CIRCLE THAT GIVES YOUR OPINION ABOUT EACH OF THE FOLLOWING
STATEMENTS. THERE ARE NO RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWERS.

                                                                                           Agree    Neutral    Disagree
 1.   My math class is fun.                                                                 O         O           O
 2.   My math class is interesting.                                                         O         O           O
 3.   Things we do in my math class make me feel curious.                                   O         O           O
 4.   I look forward to coming to my math class.                                            O         O           O
 5.   I learn a lot in my math class.                                                       O         O           O
 6.   I look forward to taking more math classes after this year.                           O         O           O
 7.   To get a good grade in math, you have to know how to explain ideas in more            O         O           O
      than one way – using equations, pictures, words, or graphs
 8.   To get a good grade in math, you have to know a lot of facts and formulas.             O         O          O
 9.   To get a good grade in math, you have to be able to explain how you solve a            O         O          O
      problem, not just give the answer.
10.   Only the smartest people should think about becoming mathematicians.
11.   Knowing math will help me in the future.                                               O         O          O
12.   Knowing math is useful in everyday life.                                               O         O          O
13.   It is important to know math to get a good job.                                        O         O          O
14.   You need to know math, even if you are not planning to go to college.                  O         O          O
15.   When I’m an adult, I’d like to work in a job that uses a lot of math.                  O         O          O
16.   Some people just can’t learn math very well.                                           O         O          O
17.   My math teacher knows a lot about math.                                                O         O          O
18.   Sometimes my math teacher admits not knowing the answer to a question.                 O         O          O
19.   My math teacher encourages students to think of their own explanations.                O         O          O
20.   My math teacher encourages students to ask questions.                                  O         O          O
21.   My math teacher really enjoys teaching math.                                           O         O          O
22.   My math teacher asks a lot of questions.                                               O         O          O
23.   My math teacher makes math interesting.                                                O         O          O
24.   My math teacher thinks all students can do well in math.                               O         O          O
25.   My math teacher thinks I can do well in math.                                          O         O          O
26.   My family thinks it’s important for me to learn math.                                  O         O          O
27.   My family thinks I can get a good grade in math.                                       O         O          O
28.   I think I can get a good grade in math.                                                O         O          O

                                                                          English/                           Social
                                                                        Language Arts    Mathematics Science Studies
29. Which one of these subjects is your most favorite to                     O               O          O       O
    study in school?
30. Which one of these subjects is your least favorite to                      O              O            O           O
    study in school?

                                                  (Please continue on the other side)
Developed and/or adapted by Michael Howard and Associates
                                                                            PEP Mathematics Student Questionnaire, page 1
31. How often do you do the following things in your math class?

                                                                                 We     We do    We do    We do
                                                                                never this a      this    this a
                                                                                do this little   some       lot
a. Listen and take notes as the teacher presents information                      O       O        O         O
b. Watch the teacher demonstrate a concept or procedure                           O       O        O         O
c. Do a hands-on activity or investigation.                                       O       O        O         O
d. Design our own way to do an investigation or solve a problem                   O       O        O         O
e. Work in a group with other students to complete a task or assignment           O       O        O         O
f. Make a presentation to the class                                               O       O        O         O
g. Read information from the textbook                                             O       O        O         O
h. Answer questions or do problems from the textbook or a worksheet               O       O        O         O
i. Make tables or graphs using data from an activity or investigation             O       O        O         O
j. Prepare a written report from an activity or investigation                     O       O        O         O
k. Take short answer tests (multiple choice, fill in the blank, problem sets)     O       O        O         O
l. Take tests requiring written responses or explanations                         O       O        O         O
m. Work on hands-on tasks as part of a test                                       O       O        O         O
n. Discuss how math is used in everyday life or in different jobs                 O       O        O         O
o. Use a calculator to help with computations                                     O       O        O         O
p. Use a computer or graphing calculator to make graphs or work with data         O       O        O         O
q. Use the Internet to find information                                           O       O        O         O


32. What is the best thing about your math class?




                             THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THIS QUESTIONNAIRE.

Developed and/or adapted by Michael Howard and Associates
                                                                    PEP Mathematics Student Questionnaire, page 2

				
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