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Education Across Borders: South Africa (students)

Dear students, please take a few minutes of your time to complete the following questionnaire.

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Questions about: demographic aspects, socioeconomic inequalities and students' knowledge/perception
1

What grade are you in ?

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2

On what date were you born?

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3

Which gender do you feel you belong to?

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4

How do you would describe your place of residence (home) ?

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5

What type of school do you attend?

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6

How would you describe your ethnic background? Please select the option that best applies to you.

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Questions about: demographic aspects, socioeconomic inequalities and students' knowledge/perception
7

Which of the following are in your home ?

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8

What is the highest level of schooling completed by your father ?

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9

What is the highest level of schooling completed by your mother ?

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10

What is your father`s main job?

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What is your mother`s main job?

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Where would you say your family stands at this time ?

The scale below represents how society in South Africa is set up. At the top of the scale (10 stars) are the people who are the best off. They earn the most money and have the most respected jobs. At the bottom of the scale (1 star) are the people who are worst off. They earn the least money and have the least respected jobs.
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Where do you think you will stand when you are 30 ?

The scale below represents how society in South Africa is set up. At the top of the scale (10 stars) are the people who are the best off. They earn the most money and have the most respected jobs. At the bottom of the scale (1 star) are the people who are worst off. They earn the least money and have the least respected jobs.
14

How many years you are in school including this year?

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Questions about: demographic aspects, socioeconomic inequalities and students' knowledge/perception
15

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements ?

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To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements ?

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17

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements ?

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18

How would you rate the quality of your mathematics instruction this school year ?

1 star means it was the worst mathematics instruction possible. 10 stars it was the best mathematics instruction possible.
19

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days ?

The following question asks how satisfied you feel about your life, on a scale from 1 star to 10 stars. One means you feel not at all satisfied and 10 means completely satisfied.
20

How often do these things happen in your mathematics lessons ?

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21

How often you encountered the following types of mathematics tasks during your time at school ?

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22

How good do you think you are at mathematics?

1 star means that you have big problems solving mathematic tasks and 5 stars means that it is very easy to solve mathematic tasks.
23

Thinking about mathematical concepts: how familiar are you with the following terms?

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24

What kind of job do you expect to have when you are about 30 years old ?

Please type in the job title or describe the kind of work you expect to do in that job.
25

To what extend do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the time when your school building was closed because of COVID-19 ?

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26

How much effort did you put into giving accurate answers ?

1 star means no effort and 5 stars mean, your answers were as accurate as possible.
Questions about: demographic aspects, socioeconomic inequalities and students' knowledge/perception
27

What is the percentage of blue triangles in the first four rows of Ahmed's pattern?

Ahmed has drawn the following pattern of red and blue triangles. The first four rows of the pattern are shown below:
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If Ahmed were to add a fifth row to the pattern, what would be the percentage of blue triangles in all five rows of the pattern?

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29

Is Ahmed right?

Ahmed wants to add more rows to his pattern. He claims that the percentage of blue triangles in the pattern will always be less than 50 percent.
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30

What are the missing numbers?

In this photo you can see six dice, labeled (a) to (f). The following rule applies to all cubes: The total number of points on two opposite sides of each cube is always seven.
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31

Estimate the area of Antarctica using the scale on the map.

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32

How many South African rand did Mei-Ling receive?

Mei-Ling found out the following exchange rate between the Singapore dollar and the South African rand: 1 SGD = 4.2 ZAR Mei-Ling exchanged 3000 Singapore dollars for South African rand at this exchange rate.
33

When an integer is multiplied by itself, the result is an even number.

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34

If you double a whole number, you get an even number.

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35

The circumference of figure A is larger than the circumference of figure B.

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