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Ch 7: ORELA Math: Reasoning

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Oregon currently uses the National Evaluation Series (NES) test for teacher certification instead of the ORELA Math test. In order to answer the test's reasoning questions, you can reinforce your knowledge by studying this chapter's video lessons.

ORELA Math: Reasoning - Chapter Summary

The educational video lessons in this chapter are all about reasoning in mathematics. The chapter will outline the differences between inductive and deductive reasoning as well as provide information about the five connectives. You'll have opportunities to examine several principles that will assist you in calculating the answers to problems. Watch these video lessons for help with:

  • Solving problems by using deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Understanding the use of simple and compound statements in connective reasoning
  • Providing examples of the use of five problem-solving principles
  • Examining the guess, check and revise strategies
  • Calculating by using the estimation technique
  • Solving equations by utilizing mathematical models

The experienced video instructors explain these and other topics in order to review what you already know about reasoning and to teach concepts you may be unfamiliar with. Submit your questions to the instructors, and study whenever and wherever it's convenient for you as you prepare for the ORELA Math examination. After watching the entertaining videos, use the quizzes and the chapter examination to determine how much you've progressed.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: ORELA 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 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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