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Study Orientation Questionnaire in Mathematics (SOM)

Educational | Career Assessments | Academic Functioning

The Study Orientation to Mathematics (SOM) is a tool that can be used to improve mathematics performance by identifying aspects of student’s study orientation to mathematics, including anxiety, motivation, attitudes, effective time management, parental expectation and the social, physical and experienced environment of learning mathematics.

Basic info

Age range

Learners in Grades 7 through 12

Administration time

20-45 minutes

Comparison group


Language availability

English and Afrikaans

Scoring options

Hand scoring

Integrated report options


Additional info

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