Student Surveys
Instrument 5: Mathematics
and Science Attitude Inventory
Project: Project
EDGE
Rochester Institute of Technology
Funding Source: NSF:
Program for Women and Girls (HRD)
Purpose: To
measure student attitudes
toward mathematics and science
Administered To: Participating
high school and college students
Topics Covered:
 Academic Habits: study habits
 Academic Preferences: content
 Attitudes & Beliefs (Student): content,
education, performance, practical value, profession,
rigor, skills, understanding
 SelfAssessment (Student): confidence, content
knowledge, skills
Format/Length: 62
closedended Likert scale questions plus 4 demographic
questions
Project EDGE
MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
ATTITUDE INVENTORY
The attached instrument is designed to measure attitude
towards mathematics and science. Please respond to the questions
on this page first, then follow the instructions below. Thank
you for your patience and assistance.
General Information:
Please place a check mark in the appropriate space next
to each question:
 Your age:


_______________________ 
 Your gender:


Male ____ Female____ 
 Education level:


High School Grade ____________ 


College Class ______________ 
DIRECTIONS
The following statements are about the study of mathematics
and science. Please read each statement carefully and decide
whether it describes the way you feel about mathematics
or science. Then, find the number of the statement on the
answer sheet, and put a circle around the appropriate response
according to the following format:
If you Strongly Agree with the statement, circle
SA.
If you Agree with the statement, circle A.
If you Disagree with the statement, circle D.
If you Strongly Disagree with the statement, circle
SD.
Be sure to circle only one response for each statement.
Please mark your answers only on the answer sheet,
and do not write in the booklet.
Please respond to every statement.
Remember, this is not a test. Simply respond to each
statement according to the way you feel right now.
MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE ATTITUDE INVENTORY  ANSWER SHEET
1. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



32. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
2. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



33. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
3. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



34. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
4. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



35. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
5. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



36. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
6. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



37. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
7. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



38. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
8. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



39. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
9. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



40. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
10. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



41. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
11. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



42. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
12. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



43. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
13. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



44. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
14. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



45. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
15. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



46. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
16. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



47. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
17. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



48. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
18. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



49. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
19. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



50. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
20. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



51. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
21. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



52. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
22. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



53. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
23. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



54. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
24. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



55. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
25. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



56. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
26. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



57. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
27. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



58. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
28. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



59. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
29. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



60. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
30. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



61. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
31. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 



62. 
SA 
A 
D 
SD 
 Science is useful for the problems of everyday life.
 Mathematics is something which I enjoy very much.
 I don't do very well in science.
 Solving mathematics problems is fun.
 I would like to do some outside reading in science.
 There is little need for mathematics in most jobs.
 Science is easy for me.
 When I hear the word mathematics, I have a feeling of
dislike.
 Most people should study some science.
 I would like to spend less time in school doing mathematics.
 Sometimes I read ahead in my science book.
 Mathematics is helpful in understanding today's world.
 I usually understand what we are talking about in science.
 No matter how hard I try, I cannot understand mathematics.
 I feel uneasy when someone talks to me about science.
 I often think, "I can't to it," when a mathematics problem
seems hard.
 Science is of great importance to a country's development.
 It is important to know mathematics in order to get a
good job.
 I would like a job which doesn't use any science.
 I enjoy talking to other people about mathematics.
 I am good at doing science problems.
 Sometimes I do more mathematics problems than are given
in class.
 You can get along perfectly well in everyday life without
science.
 I remember most of the things I learn in mathematics.
 It makes me nervous to even think about doing science.
 I would rather be given the right answer to a mathematics
problem than to work it out myself.
 It scares me to have to take science.
 It is important to me to understand the work I do in mathematics.
 I have a good feeling toward science.
 I have a real desire to learn mathematics.
 If I don't see how to do a science problem right away,
I never get it.
 I would rather be given the right answer to a science
problem than to work it out myself.
 It scares me to have to take mathematics.
 It is important to me to understand the work I do in science.
 I have a good feeling toward mathematics.
 I have a real desire to learn science.
 If I don't see how to do a science or mathematics problem
right away, I never get it.
 I usually understand what we are talking about in mathematics.
 No matter how hard I try, I cannot understand science.
 I feel uneasy when someone talks to me about mathematics.
 I often think, "I can't do it," when a science problem
seems hard.
 Mathematics is of great importance to a country's development.
 It is important to know science in order to get a good
job.
 I would like a job which doesn't use any mathematics.
 I enjoy talking to other people about science.
 I am good at doing mathematics problems.
 Sometimes I do more science problems than are given in
class.
 You can get along perfectly well in everyday life without
mathematics.
 I remember most of the things I learn in science.
 It makes me nervous to even think about doing mathematics.
 Mathematics is useful for the problems of everyday life.
 Science is something which I enjoy very much.
 I don't do very well in mathematics.
 Solving science problems is fun.
 I would like to do some outside reading in mathematics.
 There is little need for science in most jobs.
 Mathematics is easy for me.
 When I hear the word science, I have a feeling of dislike.
 Most people should study some mathematics.
 I would like to spend less time in school doing science.
 Sometimes I read ahead in my mathematics book.
 Science is helpful in understanding today's world.

