Reasoning in Mathematics: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning


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If you are starting with what you know about a large population and coming to a conclusion about a specific scenario, then which type of reasoning are you using?

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1. If you start with what you know about a specific scenario and generalize that information to a whole population, what type of reasoning are you using?

2. Most advanced mathematical proofs use which type of reasoning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz features questions on examples of deductive and inductive reasoning. The questions will give you various scenarios, which require you to identify the type of reasoning applicable to each situation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • Deductive reasoning
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Real-world and mathematical applications of the types of reasoning

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding inductive and deductive reasoning and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about scenarios requiring inductive or deductive reasoning

Additional Learning

After you have complete the quiz, make sure to head over to the related lesson on reasoning in mathematics. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand inductive reasoning
  • Explain deductive reasoning
  • Explore examples of inductive and deductive reasoning