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154 resources with the concept deductive reasoning

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Arctica - An Interactive Mystery

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Rumours of illness, poisoning, and madness - a ship disappears without a trace! Read this interactive science story and use deductive reasoning skills to solve a mystery. This engaging resource gives science stars a chance to practice...
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Travis the Train and the St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt

For Students K - 6th
If your special education class has reviewed St. Patrick's Day vocabulary and customs, then this book is perfect. Travis the Train gives them clues related to St. Patrick's Day items. They use their deductive reasoning to provide...
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Movie Riddles: An ESL Activity to Get Student Talking About Movies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Enjoy the thrill of the movies with this ESL activity! Not only can learners talk about their favorite films, but in creating riddles about their chosen movies, they can practice the skills of context clues and deductive reasoning. This...
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Know your roots!

For Students 1st - 4th
Looking at an image of plant systems with their roots in the ground, learners determine which would be the most or least difficult to pull. They write short sentences describing which plant they chose and why. Intended for 3rd or 4th...
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Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use logical arguments and inductive reasoning to make or disprove conjectures. After observing a teacher led demonstration, students discover that the deductive process narrows facts to a few possible conclusions. In groups,...
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Mystery State # 28

For Students 6th - 8th
Using clues is a great way to increase deductive and logical reasoning skills. Boost thinking skills while quizzing kids about us geography. They use five clues to determine which state is in question. 
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Mystery State #15

For Students 5th - 7th
Do you know the name of the Badger State? Using five fantastic clues, your super sleuths will determine the name of mystery state number 15. A wonderful way to warm up the class!
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Mystery State # 5

For Students 5th - 6th
Mystery state number five is none other than Utah! Quiz your kids on state knowledge while building deductive reasoning skills. They use each of the five clues to determine the name of the mystery state. A great warm up when studying...
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Mystery State # 24

For Students 4th - 6th
Prepare those brains for a rousing day of learning with a fun geography activity. Your pupils use five different clues to determine the name of mystery state number 24. Where do all those potatoes come from? Idaho!
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Mystery State # 44

For Students 4th - 6th
Problem solving comes in all shapes and sizes. Here is a short problem-solving activity that requires learners to use five clues to determine the name of mystery state number 44. Do you know from which state Elvis hails?
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Mystery State #2

For Students 4th - 6th
Which is the mystery state for today? Using five super clues, your class will work to uncover which state is being described. They'll have no problem remembering facts about Nevada after this fun warm-up activity. 
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Mystery State #12

For Students 4th - 6th
What's better than learning about US geography? Having fun while your doing it! After reviewing each of the five given clues, learners attempt to name the mystery state. A great way to reinforce geography skills and deductive reasoning...
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Geography A to Z : Letter H

For Students 4th - 6th
What starts with the letter H? A lot of things do! Including the names of seven different geographic locations around the globe. Learners use the clues to determine the answers, all beginning with the letter H.
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Geography A to Z: The Letter G

For Students 4th - 6th
Using clues to answer questions is a way to increase deductive reasoning skills. Kids answer seven geography clues with answers all starting with the letter G. A great way to test world geography or warm up the class.
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Geography A to Z: The Letter F

For Students 4th - 6th
The geography letter of the day is F! The class needs to determine the answer to each of the seven clues with a world location that starts with letter F. Wonderful for a daily warm up or as an exit-card activity.
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Mystery State #43

For Students 4th - 6th
How much does your class know about the states in the union? Could they determine the name of a state from given clues? Here, pupils consider each of the five clues to name mystery state number 43. Note: There are two handouts on one...
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Thinking About Hate

For Teachers 8th - 10th
This lesson plan starts out with a guided discussion about the statement "Birds fly in the sky; airplanes fly in the sky; therefore, airplanes are birds" and goes on to cover logical fallacies and reliable sources, relating these to the...
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Structuring and Analyznig Arguments: The Classical, Toulmin, and Rogerian Models

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Now that your class can write and/or analyze an argument paper, dive much deeper into different types of reasoning and arguments. This PowerPoint would be best used in a higher-education setting, although you could use it for a high...
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Mystery State # 41

For Students 5th - 7th
Kids use their deductive reasoning skills, state knowledge, and five clues to determine mystery state #41. They'll follow the clues to locate the mystery state on a US map. Note: This is a warm-up activity, so it includes two short...
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Discovering Math: Concepts in Geometry

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers explore the concept of proving the Pythagorean Theorem. They research proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. Pupils create posters of proofs, and research Greek mathematicians.
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Proving Quadrilateral Properties

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Working backwards can sometimes help you see a path to solving a problem. In this chapter, properites of quadrilaterials are proven by looking at flowcharts and working the probem backwards. Worked through examples are given, along with...
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Art Classification

For Students 3rd - 5th
Different types of art have embedded, visual clues that help define and classify them. Learners view seven pieces of art and then draw a line from the art piece its type. This is a great way to build visual literacy and classification...
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Practice 2-3: Deductive Reasoning

For Students 9th - 11th
In this deductive reasoning worksheet, students use the Law of Detachment and law of Syllogism to draw conclusions from given information. They determine the measurement of angles. This one-page worksheet contains 12 problems.
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Math Detectives

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Are your kids math detectives? Do they enjoy solving mysterious math problems? If they don't, they will! Here are two fun word problems set up as clues to a mystery. Students will need to use their math skills to solve these problems.