Student Survey V3 8/97


This diagnostic testing is to learn about what happens in your classes.  The results will help us design materials to help us make this a better course.  This testing is voluntary.  The results will have no impact on your grade in this course.  We do, however, appreciate your cooperation.
Name (Last name First name): 
Student ID #:
Today's Date: //
Institution: 
    RPI 
    VPI 
    UDELAWARE 
    SIENNA 
    HUDSON VALLEY 
    UMARYLAND 
    OTHER 
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Sex: 
    M 
    F 
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Course you are completing this survey in:  

Instructor for the course (Last name only):  

Are you repeating this course? 

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    NO 
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Have you used the project links material before? 
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    NO 
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How many math courses have you taken at this institution (not including the current semester?) 
Approximate Math GPA (0 to 4.0):  Approximate Overall GPA (0 to 4.0): 
 
Your Major:
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Engineering 
aerospace (1) 
agricultural (2) 
civil (3)  
chemical (4)  
electrical (5)  
fire protection (6)  
materials (7)  
mechanical (8)  
nuclear (9)  

other engineering (0) 

Physical Science and Math 
astronomy (1) 
chemistry (2) 
physics (3) 
meteorology (4)  
geology (5) 
chemical physics (6)  
math (7) 
statistics (8) 

other physical science/math (0) 

Life Sciences 
biology (1) 
botany (2) 
marine biology (3)  
biochemistry (4) 
environmental science (5)  
agronomy (6) 
animal science (7)  
zoology/entomology (8)  

other life sciences (0) 

Applied 
computer science (1) 
telecommunications (2) 
systems analysis (3) 
architecture (4) 
journalism (5) 
kinesiology (6) 
health/food science (7)  
business (8) 
pre med/pre vet (9)  
pre law (10) 

other applied (0) 

Other (0) 

Undecided (0) 
 

 
 
1.  To understand math I sometimes think about my personal experiences. 
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2.  I am good at math. 
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3.  If I work at it, I can do well in math. 
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4.  Learning math should not involve computer modeling and other technological tools.
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5.  Mathematics is essentially an accumulation of facts, rules, and formulas to be memorized and used.
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6.  Good math teachers show students the exact way to answer the questions they'll be tested on.
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7.  Using a computer makes learning math more complicated than it needs to be. 
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8. I do not understand an equation in an intuitive sense; they must just be taken as givens.
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9.  I enjoy learning new things in math.
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10.  Math helps me understand the world around me. 
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11.  Mathematics has been an important tool to help me learn other subjects. 
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12.  All I learn from a proof or derivation is that the result is true and that it is okay to use it.
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13.  For me, mathematics rarely involves exploration, investigation, or experimentation.
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14.  I like exploring problems using real data and computers. 
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15.  Many situations in the world around me can be modeled mathematically. 
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16. Id rather learn the relevant math for a science course in that science course than in a math course.
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17.  I want to study more mathematics.
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18.  Working in groups helps me learn math. 
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19.  I rarely encounter situations that are mathematical in nature outside school. 
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20.  The proof of equations in math has little to do with solving problems in my science/engineering classes.
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21.  I try to avoid courses that involve mathematics. 
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22.  When I get stuck on a math problem, I can usually find my way out.
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23.  Becoming more proficient in math prepares you for the next math class, but that's about all.
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24. Computer examples and simulations help me better understand math concepts.
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25.  In mathematics you can be creative and discover things for yourself. 
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26.  After I've forgotten all the formulas, I'll still be able to use ideas I've learned in math. 
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27.  I'm never sure my answer is right until I'm given the solution. 
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28.  "Problem solving" in science and engineering basically means matching problems with facts or equations that I learned in math and then substituting values to get a number.
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29.  Learning mathematics makes me nervous.
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30.  I often see familiar mathematical concepts in courses outside of math.
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31.  Doing math helps me think clearly and logically. 
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32. Learning math is a matter of acquiring knowledge that is specifically located in the rules, principles, and equations given in the text and in class.
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33.  I don't really understand math until I work it out for myself. 
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34.  Expressing scientific concepts in mathematical equations just makes them more confusing. 
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35.  I don't need a good understanding of math to achieve my career goals.
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