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Ch 7: NMTA Math: Reasoning

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The NMTA Mathematics assessment includes questions on reasoning. Check out the fun video lessons in this chapter and take self-assessment quizzes to estimate how familiar you are with mathematical models, the guess, check and revise method, and related topics.

NMTA Math: Reasoning - Chapter Summary

Review the video lessons in the chapter to become more familiar with the reasoning concepts you'll find on your NMTA Mathematics assessment. You can use the videos to help you brush up on areas you haven't explored in some time to ensure you're ready when you sit down to take the exam. The lessons can help you prepare for the following types of questions:

  • Understanding inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Solving problems using with the guess, check and revise method
  • Getting the gist of connective reasoning
  • Analyzing the principles for problem solving
  • The use of estimation and math models when working through equations

The video lessons offer insight into the reasoning concepts you're sure to face on your assessment. Instructors in the videos guide you step-by-step through each concept, offering a unique approach to online learning. When finished with this chapter, you'll not only have a better idea of what to expect on your assessment, but you will have engaged in a fun learning experience.

Objectives of the NMTA Math: Reasoning Chapter

The NMTA Mathematics assessment is designed to test your knowledge of mathematics while ensuring that you fulfill the requirements necessary to secure your teaching license in New Mexico. The NMTA Math: Reasoning chapter topics are a part of the mathematical processes and number sense portion of the assessment. This portion constitutes about 19% of the exam. The lesson quizzes found in this chapter give you an idea of how well you understand the concepts, while offering a first-hand look at the actual questions you're likely to encounter on the assessment.

The questions on the assessment are all multiple-choice and are likely to come in the form of short questions, statements or paragraphs. You will be required to read the passage based on specific competencies, then analyze four answers in order to choose the one you believe is the best option.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: NMTA Math: Reasoning
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Reasoning in Mathematics: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

1. Reasoning in Mathematics: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Many people think that deductive and inductive reasoning are the same thing. It is assumed these words are synonymous. They are not. This lesson reveals the reality of these two types of reasoning.

Reasoning in Mathematics: Connective Reasoning

2. Reasoning in Mathematics: Connective Reasoning

Connective reasoning is reasoning that has an operation, or a way to connect two phrases. The five main logic connectives will be reviewed in this lesson.

Mathematical Principles for Problem Solving

3. Mathematical Principles for Problem Solving

Solving problems is not just a simple, straightforward process. There are a few principles that can help you as you approach any problem solving scenarios. This lesson covers those principles with examples.

Solving Problems With the Guess, Check & Revise Method

4. Solving Problems With the Guess, Check & Revise Method

In this lesson, we will look at how to solve problems using the guess, check, and revise method in mathematics. Through examples, we will look at each step involved and see exactly how this process works.

Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

5. Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

Estimating is a method of calculating a result that is close to, but not exactly, the correct answer to a math problem. Why would you ever need to do this? This lesson reviews estimating and answers the question as to why you would do it.

Using Mathematical Models to Solve Problems

6. Using Mathematical Models to Solve Problems

Mathematical modeling simply refers to the creation of mathematical formulas to represent a real world problem in mathematical terms. This lesson reviews the creation and pitfalls of mathematical models.

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