A conceptual vs procedural teaching survey
(for teachers of mathematics)
If you're a mathematics teacher then this checklist-survey is designed for you. Please read the bullets below before commencing the survey.
The survey will take you at least ten minutes with some careful reading.
Your aim as you work through the survey should not be to gain the highest score. Instead, your goal should be to gain some insight into your teaching practice.
The survey contains many pointers to key strategies used in quality mathematics teaching. It was written with the intention to give teachers ‘food for thought’.
One of the benefits of the survey is to point out to you some strategies you already use as 'default' but which you may not have realised were considered 'strategies' as such. In other words, you may receive some reassurance of your current teaching practice.
Understand that the survey was written from a pro-conceptual approach perspective. Therefore, it will be easy for you to ascertain the option worth ranked highest on the ‘conceptual scale’. Avoid being put off by this. Again, your aim should be to gain insight into your current teaching practice and to ponder whether some of the strategies mentioned might be worth exploring.
The survey comprises ten items.
Each item offers either 2 or 3 options and you are to choose one option for each item.
Each option is allocated a score somewhere between 1 and 5.
You will gain an automatically collated score at the end of the survey. Your score is in no way definitive - it is simply a guide.
The value of each option is listed at the bottom of this form.
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