**STUDENT A's QUESTIONS** (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) | What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘mathematics’? |

(2) | Do you like ‘maths’ – the British English pronunciation and spelling, or ‘math’ the American versions? |

(3) | Were you good at maths at school? |

(4) | Did you like maths at school? |

(5) | Are you good at mental arithmetic now? |

(6) | What is maths useful for nowadays if we have computers and calculators? |

(7) | Would you like to study maths again? |

(8) | Why is maths so important at schools? |

(9) | Are people who are really good at maths very interesting? |

(10) | Did you have a favourite or a hated maths teacher? |

**STUDENT B's QUESTIONS** (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) | Are all intelligent people good at maths? |

(2) | How often do you use maths of some kind in a normal day? |

(3) | Can you remember what your first real kiss was like? |

(4) | Do you know your times tables up to 12 times 12? |

(5) | Are girls or boys better at maths? |

(6) | How many different branches of mathematics do you know of? |

(7) | What do you know about the history of maths? |

(8) | What is the philosophy of mathematics? |

(9) | What’s most confusing to you: algebra, statistics, probability or chaos theory? |

(10) | Are there times when two plus two equals five? |