Inductive Reasoning

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I began this series of posts with the following statements. LOGIC is divided into two branches: Inductive, Deductive Deductive reasoning is the only form of logic that is permitted in mathematics. Every question in mathematics MUST be answered by using deductive reasoning. Although inductive reasoning is not an acceptable form of logic in mathematics, it

Using Deductive Reasoning to Solve a Problem

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This is an example of an illustration with instructions which I hand out to my classes.  Notice that the emphasis is not on “getting the answer” but rather on learning how to use deductive reasoning.  “Getting the answer” is relegated to technology or apps like PhotoMath.  I expect students to use a calculator for more