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Read each statement and decide whether you mostly Agree with it or Disagree with it. Please "check" under the appropriate category. There are no right or wrong answers. Answers are never saved.

  Agree Disagree
1. Your intelligence is something very basic about you that you cannot change very much.
2. A person can learn new things, but cannot really change how intelligent he or she is.
3. No matter how much intelligence a person has, he or she can always change it quite a bit.
4. A person can substantially change how intelligent he or she is.
5. You are a certain kind of person, and there is not much that can be done to really change that.
6. No matter what kind of person you are, you can always change substantially.
7. You can do things differently, but the important parts of who you are can't really be changed.
8. You can always change basic things about the kind of person you are.
9. Some people are mathematics people, and some are not.
10. Explaining the idea to someone else helps me to do mathematics.
11. How well a student can memorize mostly determines how well he or she can do mathematics.
12. Trying a problem I don't know how to solve is the best way to learn new mathematics.
13. Watching an instructor do examples is the best way to learn new mathematics.
14. How intelligent a person is mostly determines how well he or she can do mathematics.

Adapted from: Mindsets, by Carol Dweck (2006) and Implicit theory of mathematics learning (2011)