# Ch 39: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Basics of Logic

The video lessons in this chapter will allow you to review the fundamentals of logic and reasoning. The skills you broaden through this chapter will help you feel prepared when taking the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam.

## MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Basics of Logic - Chapter Summary

Review methods for thinking logically and learn about inconsistencies in the way we interpret information and create solutions for problems. Use the critical thinking processes highlighted in these lessons to help you better solve mathematical problems before you take the exam. By the end of this chapter, you will have worked through:

• Fallacies in logical thinking
• Inductive and deductive reasoning
• The different types of logical equivalence
• Conditional statements regarding math
• The three-way, four-step and other principles for problem solving
• Using estimation in math
• Critical thinking
• Connective reasoning
• Truth values and tables

The instructors of this chapter will walk you through the various factors involved in logical thinking and go over with you efficient strategies for solving mathematical problems. Use the timeline underneath each video to replay a particular portion of the video lesson.

### MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Basics of Logic Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam is a required test for all teachers aspiring to teach these subjects in the state of Massachusetts, and a passing grade will result in professional certification. The skills reviewed in this chapter will help you successfully complete the mathematical portion of the exam, which accounts for 50% of the 10 subareas on the test.

The MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam is computer-based and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions (accounting for 80% of the final score) and 2 open-response questions (accounting for 20% of the score). A score of 240 is needed to pass the exam and qualify for professional certification.

13 Lessons in Chapter 39: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Basics of Logic
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