THE SURVEY STUDY OF MATHEMATICS MOTIVATED STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRE (MMSLQ) FOR GRADE 10–12 TAIWANESE STUDENTS

This study draws attention in understanding senior high and vocational school students’ mathematics learning motivation and strategies. While Taiwan students have good mathematics performance in international competition but they have low confidence in learning mathematics well. Two questionnaires about motivation and learning strategies were developed based on Motivational Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), and were issued to 1,282 participants. The results show that the students have weak motivation and a less usage rate of learning strategies in learning mathematics. Besides, the result showed that the students went to cram school showed higher motivation for learning mathematics, and the students went to cram school also used learning strategies better than the students didn’t go to cram school. Also, male students showed higher motivation for learning mathematics, and male students also used learning strategies better than female students.