Ch 7: WEST Math: Reasoning

About This Chapter

The Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST) is now the National Evaluation Series examination. Watch the lessons in this chapter on mathematical reasoning and problem solving in preparation for passing the NES Math test.

WEST Math: Reasoning - Chapter Summary

This chapter features online video lessons that can help you prepare for the WEST Math test. It covers deductive and inductive reasoning in mathematics. You'll also review problem-solving techniques and explore connective reasoning theories. Use this chapter's lessons for help with:

  • Explaining and providing examples of inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Understanding connective reasoning as well as five logic connectives
  • Studying mathematical principles that aid in problem solving
  • Using estimation techniques and mathematical models to solve problems

These video lessons are fun and easy to follow. You'll learn and review the material with the help of educated instructors who will answer your questions. Study at your own pace and re-watch any part of the lessons by using the video tags. Written transcripts correspond to the video lessons. When you're ready, take the self-assessment quizzes and the chapter examination.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: WEST 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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