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Scientific Inquiry & Mathematical Reasoning - Chapter Summary
These lessons were compiled to help you prepare for testing on scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning. Improve your understanding of scientific ways of thinking and the methods by which scientific information is interpreted. Lessons will present information about:
- Thinking in scientific ways
- Interpretation of scientific data tables
- Interpretation of scientific graphs and charts
- Inductive and deductive reasoning in mathematics
- Connective reasoning in math
Our experts put together this set of video lessons, each about 5-10 minutes long and each with a quiz at the end for self-assessment. We provide a keyword-based video timeline tool for quickly locating anything you might want to replay. Another feature allows you to send any question you have to the lesson instructor.
1. Scientific Ways of Thinking
Are you interested in becoming a scientist? Science is all about gaining knowledge by asking good questions, making observations, testing your ideas and drawing conclusions. With a little practice, you can learn to think like a scientist.
2. Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems
Complex table problems getting you down? Multi-question, situational problems don't have to be a drag on your testing performance. Learn how to apply three simple rules as we walk through two table problems together.
3. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems
Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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