Mathematical Proof: Definition & Examples


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What type of reasoning is used in mathematical proofs?

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1. All proofs should begin with _____.

2. In a flow chart, the sequence of the statements is shown with what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of a mathematical proof is to support or refute a mathematical statement. This quiz will focus on what types of proofs you would use in different mathematical situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be tested on your ability to:

  • Determine what type of proof would be used in a specific problem
  • Recall the definitions of axiom and conjecture
  • The practical importance of mathematical proofs

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use your knowledge of proofs to prove mathematical statements
  • Interpreting information - test your ability to read a mathematical statement and apply the appropriate proof
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define or apply the definition of key phrases, such as conjecture and axiom

Additional Learning

To learn more about mathematical statements, review the related lesson called Mathematical Proof: Definition and Examples. This lesson will explore:

  • Types of mathematical proofs
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • The importance of mathematical proofs