How do you feel about (learning) math? (on this 1-7 scale)
How would you describe your experience with math in school? Do you remember any particularly positive or negative experiences, or a turning point when things got easier or harder? Please explain.
Did you attend any public or private schools in other countries? What countries? What grade levels?
Did you attend any private schools (or were you homeschooled) in the United States? What grade levels?
Do you think it's important to study math? Why?
Which math topics did you find the most difficult, frustrating or confusing (if any)? (fractions, negative numbers, exponents, solving for x, inequalities, factoring quadratics, graphing, word problems, percentages, decimals, etc.)
Which math topics did you find most interesting, fun or easy (if any)?
What do you think makes someone "good" at math?
Why do you think so many people have trouble with math?
What do you think makes a good math teacher?
What effect or impact does a teacher's personality or teaching style have on your ability to learn (math) from them? (Any examples?)
Regarding stereotypes you may have heard about people who are 'good' or 'bad' at math: Have these stereotypes affected you in any way? That is, have they influenced your opinion of others, or do you feel others may apply them to you? Do you think any aspects of these stereotypes are valid?
When you have to add, multiply, subtract or divide without using a calculator or pen and paper, what kinds of methods do you tend to use to help you get the answers? (For example, do you rely mostly on having memorized answers? Do you sometimes use fingers? Do you picture writing the numbers in your mind? Do you sometimes 'talk' (maybe with lips moving silently) through the calculations? Do you have special systems and 'tricks' that help you? Etc.)
Were your parents and/or siblings "good" at math?
In general, do you feel comfortable learning
to solve math problems, or do you also need/want to know how certain short-cuts and "tricks" work?
Did you often ask "Why?" in math class? If so, were your questions usually answered to your satisfaction?
What do you think a professional mathematician does? And what "kind" of people do you think become mathematicians?
What year were you born?
What is your gender?
What is your level of education (including degrees, and fields of study)
What is/are your Profession(s):
What are your interests/skills/hobbies/passions:
Do you play a musical instrument, if so, which?
What is your native language?
Do you speak any foreign languages, if so, which?
What are your favorite solitary or group games/puzzles? (for example, cross-word puzzles, Pictionary, Tetris, Clue, chess, Monopoly, Tangrams, Set, etc.)
Which of the following describe your personality or your general way of doing and thinking things? (You can select more than one)
How did you find out about this survey?
Feel free to add any other thoughts about your mathimatical experiences, or any feedback about the design of this survey. Thank you.
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