## Scottish Version - Beliefs towards Mathematical Problem Solving |

**INSTRUCTIONS**

Please read each of the statements contained in the questionnaire carefully and select the response (Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Uncertain, Agree, Strongly Agree) which best describes your level of agreement with each statement. Click on DONE when finished to submit your responses.

**DEFINITIONS**

Please read each of the following definitions before you proceed to complete the questionnaire

A swimming pool of length 15m and width 8m had a circular Jacuzzi of radius 2m put into it. How much of the surface area of the swimming pool will be left when the Jacuzzi is introduced?

**Word Problem:**A word problem is a mathematical exercise where the problem is presented as text rather than using mathematical notation. In general, the problem needs to be translated into mathematical notation before the solution can be found. The following is an example of a word problem:A swimming pool of length 15m and width 8m had a circular Jacuzzi of radius 2m put into it. How much of the surface area of the swimming pool will be left when the Jacuzzi is introduced?

**Computational Skills:**Computational skills are the selection and application of arithmetic operations (+, -, ×, ÷) to calculate solutions to mathematical problems.