West Derby School
Maths Questionaire
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The purpose of this questionnaire is to gain an understanding of the differing views on Mathematics. Please answer every question as accurately as possible. For questions which include a scale: 1 = lowest/least important, 5 = greatest/most important
1. 1. When do you use Mathematics outside of school? Tick whichever apply
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Using a games console
Using the internet
Getting the bus
Watching TV
Playing Sports
2. On a scale of 1-5, How often do you use maths in everyday life (1 = not important at all, 5 = very important)
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3. How important do you think it is to be good at maths? (1 = not important at all, 5 = very important)
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4. How confident are you at using maths? (1 = not important at all, 5 = very important)
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5. How much do you enjoy maths? (1 = not important at all, 5 = very important)
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6. Which of these jobs do you think require good maths / numeracy skills? (Tick the job)
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Footballer
Baker
Dentist
Cashier Work
Doctor
Construction
Hairdresser
Taxi Driver
Engineer
Architect
Secretary
Finance
7. Give examples of when your parents / carers use maths / numeracy skills.
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8. In which subjects do you use maths / need good numeracy skills? (Tick the subject)
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Science
Geography
Cookery
I.C.T
D.T
English
Art
History
P.E
Drama
Languages
R.E
Media
9. Billy’s friend said to him:
‘Maths is not important, I won’t need to use it when I’m older’
What do you think Billy’s response should be?
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10. Can you think of a way Maths can be applied during sporting activities? (Give a sport and how Maths is used)
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Give another sport
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11. How would your parents rate their confidence in using maths?
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12. How has your confidence in Numeracy developed over the past year?
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More confident
No change
Less confident
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