Assessing Your Perceptual
Learning Channels
Carefully read the sentences in each of the following three sections
and note if the items apply to you.
Give yourself three points if the item usually applies, two points
if it sometimes applies, and one point if it rarely applies.
Are You a Visual Learner?
1 
I am more likely to remember math
if I write it down. 
Points

2 
I prefer to study math in a quiet place. 

3 
It's hard for me to understand math when someone
explains it without writing it down. 

4 
It helps when I can picture working a problem
out in my mind. 

5 
I enjoy writing down as much as I can in math. 

6 
I need to write down all the solutions and formulas
in order to remember them. 

7 
When taking a math test, I can often see in my
mind the page in my notes or in the text where the explanations for answers
are located. 

8 
I get easily distracted or have difficulty understanding
in math class when there is talking or noise. 

9 
Looking at my math teacher when he or she is
lecturing helps me to stay focused. 

10 
If I'm asked to a math problem, I have to see
it in my mind's eye to understand what is being asked of me. 

_____________ TOTAL SCORE
Are You a Kinesthetic/Tactile Learner?
1 
I learn best in math when I just
get in and do something with my hands. 
Points

2 
I learn and study math better when I can pace
the floor, shift positions a lot, or rock. 

3 
I learn math best when I can manipulate it, touch
it, or use handson examples. 

4 
I usually can't verbally explain how I solved
a math problem. 

5 
I can't just be shown how to do a problem; I
must do it myself so I can learn. 

6 
I've always liked using my fingers and anything
these I could manipulate to figure out my math. 

7 
I need to take lots of breaks and move around
when I study math. 

8 
I prefer to use my intuition to solve math problems,
to feel or sense what's right. 

9 
I enjoy figuring out math games and math puzzles
when I learn math. 

10 
I learn math best if I can practice it in reallife
experiences. 

_____________ TOTAL SCORE
Are you an Auditory Learner?
1 
I learn best from a lecture and worst
from the blackboard or the textbook. 
Points

2 
I hate taking notes; I prefer just to listen
to lectures. 

3 
I have difficulty following written solutions
on the blackboard, unless the teacher verbally explains all the steps. 

4 
I can remember more of what is said to me than
what I see with my eyes. 

5 
The more people explain math to me, the faster
I learn it. 

6 
I don't like reading explanations in my math
book; I'd rather have someone explain the new material to me. 

7 
I tire easily when reading math, though my eyes
are OK. 

8 
I wish my math teachers would lecture more and
write less on the blackboard. 

9 
I repeat the numbers to myself when mentally
working out math problems. 

10 
I can work a math problem out more easily if
I talk myself through the problem as I solve it. 

_____________ TOTAL SCORE
My dominant perceptual learning channel is:
__________________________________________________________________________
(enter the category with the highest total score)
My secondary perceptual learning channel is:
__________________________________________________________________________
(enter the category with the second highest total score)
My tertiary perceptual learning channel is:
__________________________________________________________________________
(enter the category with the third highest total score)
Taken from the book:
Arem, PhD., Cynthia A., Conquering
Math Anxiety: A SelfHelp Workbook, Ca: Brooks/Cole
Publishing Company, p158, ISBN 0534188761
