From: Elementary teachers’ attitudes and beliefs about spatial thinking and mathematics

Measures | Questions | Example question | Responses |
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Spatial competency | 15 | How would you do? Finding your way to an appointment in an unfamiliar areas of a city or town | 1 = Terribly 5 = Very well |

(8 navigation-related from Lawton, 1994) | |||

(7 everyday spatial tasks) | |||

Spatial anxiety | 15 | How would you feel? Following visual directions to put “assembly required” furniture (e.g., Ikea) together | 1 = Not at all anxious 5 = Very anxious |

(8 navigation-related from Lawton, 1994) | |||

(7 everyday spatial tasks) | |||

Anxiety about teaching mathematics | 12 | Rate how much anxiety you experience: Looking through the pages in your math series teacher’s manual | 1 = Low anxiety 5 = High anxiety |

(Hadley & Dorward, 2011) | |||

Mathematics belief instrument, Part B or “NCTM alignment” (Hart, 2002) | 12 | Respond with your beliefs about the truthfulness of the statement: Some people are good at mathematics and some aren’t | 1 = True 4 = False |

Mathematics belief instrument, Part C or “Math efficacy” (Hart, 2002) | 2 | Respond with your beliefs about the truthfulness of the statement: I am very good at (teaching/learning) mathematics | 1 = True 4 = False |

Most recent math course | 1 | Recall the last course you took in math and when you completed it | 1 = High school 4 = Graduate school |

Spatial-thinking involvement | 1 | How much did your last math course involve spatial thinking? | 1 = No spatial thinking 4 = Substantial amount |

Competency in spatial aspects | 1 | Rate how you handled the spatial aspects of your last math course | 1 = I failed 4 = I excelled |

Teaching difficulty | 12 | How difficult is it for you to teach the math concept(s) involved in this problem? | 1 = Very difficult 5 = Very easy |

Visualization helpfulness | 12 | How helpful do you think creating and/or using visualization(s) could be in answering this math problem? | 1 = Not at all helpful 5 = Very helpful |

Spatial-thinking involvement | 12 | How much spatial thinking do you think could be involved in answering this math problem? | 1 = No spatial thinking 4 = Substantial amount |