Sunday, September 9, 2012

Literacy Survey



Literacy Survey

 

1. When doing your math homework, do you read the chapter?

              (Circle one)        YES            NO

RESULTS: 25.7% said YES

                  74.3% said NO

2. If you answered YES to question 1, do you comprehend the material? Rate comprehension.

                (Circle one)            Low    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   High




3. If you answered YES to question 1, do you feel that the reading has helped you to become a better mathematician?

               (Circle one)       YES            NO

RESULTS: 75% said YES

                  25% said NO 

 

4. If you answered NO to question 1, please indicate why not.

 

             a. you don’t feel it’s necessary because you understand the problems.

             b. you don’t have time to read the chapter.

             c. math text books don’t make sense to you, they are boring, or hard to read.

             d. some other reason. Please specify:              

I don’t read my math textbook because: ____________________________________________________

RESULTS: 60% chose a.

                  17% chose b.

                  23% chose c.

5. Which type of material do you enjoy reading? Please indicate.

            Fantasy, Non Fiction, Technical Manuals, Textbooks, etc….

I like to read: __________________________________________________________________________


 

 

6. On this scale, indicate how much you enjoy or dislike reading.

                 (Circle one)         Can’t stand it   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10    Can’t get enough


 

Thank you for your time J

 

 

 

Reflection:

I thought it was very interesting that most of the students who marked that they did not read their math textbook also marked that they did not need to because they felt as though they already knew the material. I can’t wait to see their quiz or the results to see if this information is true. I find it interesting how the students were pretty much all over the chart on whether or not they enjoyed reading in general, but most were somewhat in the middle. I think that for the future, this survey will help me to find ways to encourage the students to read their textbooks.

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