Application Assignment – Positive Math Attitude Preparation Necessary for Application Assignment: At least two weeks before your application assignment is due: □ Do the 2 worksheets below to turn in: 1. “My Math Attitude Survey” and 2. “My Math History” □ Choose 2 of the “Positive Affirmations for Math Success” statements and write them on sticky notes to be placed in your Math textbook or Math notebook. When you notice that you are doing negative self talk about Math, read the statements. To Turn in: □ The “My Math Attitude Survey” worksheet filled in from below. □ The “My Math History” worksheet filled in from below. □ Answer the following questions in complete sentences: 1. What 2 “Positive Affirmations for Math Success” statement did you put on your sticky notes? 2. Referring to the main negative experience you have had off your “My Math History” worksheet, tell me 3 ways that you can take this experience and turn it into a positive. 3. Describe your attitude towards Math (past and present). 4. Describe your experiences with trying to take your negative self talk or experiences and change them into positive. How is this going? My Math Attitude Survey Name______________ Check all of the statements that are true for you. ____ I have always hated math ____ I never expect to do well in a math course ____ I have low math ability ____ I have test taking anxiety in math ____ I have not taken a math class in years ____ I usually try to just pass a math course ____ I stop working as hard after I do badly on a math test ____ I have a very weak math background ____ I tend to miss several classes especially on Fridays and before three-day weekends ____ I rarely ask questions during class ____ I typically get “lost” and can’t think of specific questions to ask ____ I do not complete the assigned homework until a few days prior to the test My Math History Directions: Briefly describe your math history including the negative and positive experiences and the most memorable experiences you have had with math. Include any memories of past classes (elementary, middle school, high school or college), teachers and family members that influenced your feelings about math. Positive Experiences (+) Negative Experiences (-) Positive Affirmations for Math Success I will have a “never quit” attitude! I will make math success a priority! I will always make an exceptional effort! I will ask questions in class! I will become a good math student! I will learn more math every day! I am good at math! Math is important to me! Math is creative! Math is fun! I am relaxed and calm while doing math! I can understand math! Math will help me get to my goal! I will attend every math class! Math makes me a better problem solver! Math is useful! I will enjoy doing math every day! I will complete my homework! I will study for each math test! I will form a math study group!