Update 5/17/2022: I created a URL that should allow you to make a copy of the google form directly, without having to reach out to me. Here is the link to the copy of the master google form, which you’ll then be able to edit and have ownership rights. Let me know if that doesn’t work.
The start of the school year offers a unique time in the academic calendar to obtain some baseline data on how your students view themselves as mathematicians and the discipline of math itself. Most beginning-of-year info sheets solicit information about students’ passions and/or guardians’ phone numbers. This year, I encourage you to ask some questions about math itself. Encourage kids to be honest: What do they like about the subject? What do they dislike? How do they (or do they) view themselves as mathematicians?
The following is a sample card from the Academic Safety Card Set based on Necessary Conditions.
I encourage a mix of free-write prompts and quantitate prompts. Here is a link to a Math Mindsets and Attitudes Survey I created and had a few schools implement.
This mix of free response and Agree / Disagree / Neutral/Not Sure gave us good, actionable data in the form of word jumbles and data around students’ mathematical identity.
You can access the PDF of the survey and facilitation guide from the companion website to my book, Necessary Conditions.
If you’d like the google form of the survey, send me a message and I can make a copy and share it. I’m also happy to help you break down and make sense of the data.
48 thoughts on “Math Mindset and Attitudes Survey”
I would really love the google form of the survey! My work email is email@example.com and if you share it there, I can do the whole google suite thing. BTW – love your stuff, been following you for 6 or 7 years… Hannah Stanford
Hi Hannah – thank you for the kind words. I just sent your own copy of the survey which you can use or modify to suit your needs. – geoff
Hi Geoff – I would love a copy of the google form of the survey. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much for offering it up. I do a variety of things at the start of the year to get a better understanding of my students, and some of your prompts and questions would be a great addition! Thanks. – Beth
Hi Beth – just sent you a copy of the form. Feel free to modify as you see fit! – geoff
Oh and, uh, watch out for the typo in Section 6. Thanks to Hannah for catching. I’ve made the correction in the master copy but yours probably still has it…..
Me too, please! email@example.com
Just sent it! Feel free to modify as you see fit. –geoff
(1) I would ALSO love a copy of the google form of the survey.
(2) For some reason, when I click the link to the PDF and facilitator guide, nothing happens.
Hi Shira – can you send me the email to send it to?
As for the PDF – it’s weird, but you actually have to click on the letters “PDF” (even though it’s not underlined and doesn’t appear hyperlinked)
Nice set of questions and the pie charts give very useful insights about the students perception of math. I would add another question. ‘Do you think you need special skills or high intelligence to be good at math?’
Can you please provide me a copy of the survey form. My email id is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Hari- I just sent you a copy that you can edit. I think the question you post would yield some interesting results/responses. Let me know how it goes!
I’d love to add my name to your list for the google form. Thanks so much. What a great first week activity.
Hi Claudia – just sent you the google form, which you can implement and/or edit! -geoff
This is fabulous! I would love a google copy. Thank you so much for sharing!
Hi Gail – I just sent it along! – geoff
Hello! I would also love a copy of the google form. My email is: email@example.com. Thanks so much!
Hi Julie- just send it along! 🙂
Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org please and thank you!!!
Just sent it Karen! 🙂
Would also like a copy of the Google form. Thanks! This is a great resource.
Absolutely! What email should I share it to?
Could you send me a copy of the survey? Thanks! email@example.com
Just sent it Susan! 🙂
Hi Geoff, I love the mindset survey. Any chance you can send me the electronic version so my students can complete it on their chromebooks? Thanks so much!
Sure thing. Send me your email address and I’ll make you a copy. You can either reply here or email me if you’re uncomfortable sharing your email in a comment thread (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Could you please send me a copy of the survey? Thank you! email@example.com
I would love a Google Forms copy! firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you please send me a copy of the google forms survey? I would love to do this with my students. Thank you! Sarah email@example.com
Hello! Please send me a copy of the Google Forms survey (Math Mindsets). I usually complete an activity similar to this with my students but love the idea of open-ended questions. Thank you in advance! Monica firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I would like a google form copy of this survey. I would like to use it as part of my action research study for my dissertation. email@example.com
Please send me the Google Form for the Math Mindsets Survey! Thank you! This is just what I needed!
Hi there! I would love a copy of the Google Form survey! Thank you so much!
Hi Julianne – can you post your email so I can share it with you? Alternatively, you can send your email via the “Contact” link. Cheers! – geoff
Hi, would you be able to send the google form to me?
I just commented above, but didn’t post my email. Would you send the google form to me?
hi! Would you be able to send me your survey as well? firstname.lastname@example.org Thank yoU!
done and done!
Hi Geoff, could you send me a copy of your survey? Thanks so much!!
Dear Geoff, would you please send me a copy of the survey. email@example.com
Geoff, please share a copy of the survey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would love a copy of the Google form math mindsets survey…thank you!
I am also interested in the google form of the survey if this is still available. My e-mail is email@example.com.
This survey is a wonderful way to begin next year. Would you please send me a copy of the Google form: firstname.lastname@example.org (the first character is the letter “L”). Thank you so much!
Hi Leana I’ve been trying to hone my google form skills. Can you try this link and let me know if it allows you to make a copy automatically? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nbt-CuTStJVxyRujOIdi1iAIffzzzrkPVvbfVhL0w-I/copy
Really love the survey! My partner and I wanted to use it for a study. How would we cite you in APA style for proper credit?
Hi Rochelle, it’s probably best to just cite Necessary Conditions (Krall, 2018) as it appears in print there.
Krall, G. (2018). Necessary conditions: Teaching secondary math with academic safety, quality tasks, and effective facilitation. Stenhouse Publishers.
Thank you so much!!!