# Mathematical Problem Solving Attitude Inventory Items

When you are given a math problems to solve, which of the following best describes your thoughts?

Mark *yes* or *no* depending on how the statement describes you.

There are no right or wrong answers.

1. I will put down any answer just to finish a problem. Yes - No

2. It is no fun to try to solve problems. Yes - No

3. I will try almost any problem. Yes - No

4. When I do not get the right answer right away I give up. Yes - No

5. I like to try hard problems. Yes - No

6. My ideas for solving problems are not as good as other students' ideas. Yes - No

7. I can only do problems everyone else can do. Yes - No

8. I will not stop working on a problem until I get an answer. Yes - No

9. I am sure I can solve most problems. Yes - No

10. I will work a long time on a problem. Yes - No

11. I am better than many people at solving problems. Yes - No

12. I need someone to help me work on problems. Yes - No

13. I can solve most hard problems. Yes - No

14. There are some problems I will just not try. Yes - No

15. I do not like to try problems that are hard to understand. Yes - No

16. I like to keep working on a problem until I get it right. Yes - No

17. I like to try to solve problems. Yes - No

18. I give up on problems right away. Yes - No

19. Most problems are too hard for me to solve. Yes - No

20. I am a good problem solver. Yes - No