Ch 7: OAE Mathematics: Reasoning

About This Chapter

Get all the necessary information in this chapter covering mathematical reasoning. The informative video lessons and accompanying post-lesson quizzes can help you review what you need to know in preparation for the OAE Mathematics exam.

OAE Mathematics: Reasoning - Chapter Summary

These chapter lessons provide you with the requisite instruction and tools to assess your understanding as you get ready for the OAE Mathematics assessment. Different methods of reasoning and problem-solving strategies are addressed at length. This chapter will cover the following specific topics in detail:

  • Inductive vs. deductive reasoning
  • Principles for problem solving
  • Connective reasoning
  • Guess, check & revise method
  • Estimation
  • Mathematical models

Knowledgeable math instructors guide you through each lesson, utilizing specific mathematical problems and their corresponding reasoning solutions. The video lessons themselves make use of a truly unique style of teaching that keeps the information simultaneously engaging and educational.

Objectives of the OAE Mathematics: Reasoning Chapter

Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) are specifically designed for those educators seeking teaching licensure in this state. The math exam is comprised of different sections representing different areas of mathematics that will be assessed. Reasoning questions are part of the section on mathematical processes and number sense, which makes up approximately 19% of the overall score. Make sure to assess yourself using the multiple-choice quizzes that appear at the end of every lesson as they are designed to cover similar material as it will appear on the actual exam.

The test itself contains 150 entirely multiple-choice questions and will take approximately four hours and 15 minutes to complete. This time does not include a testing tutorial which will last for an additional 15 minutes.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: OAE Mathematics: 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 modelling 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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