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416 reviewed resources for deductive reasoning

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Deductive Reasoning: Lesson

For Students 6th - 12th
It is elementary, my dear Watson. A segment in a playlist on geometry introduces the idea of deductive reasoning. The video goes over three rules that apply to deductive reasoning and conditional statements.
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Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning

For Students 6th - 9th
Working on logic in your class? Take a moment for some quick practice with this worksheet. Learners identify the facts and conclusions in several examples, and explain why one conclusion is flawed. Both inductive and deductive reasoning...
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Lesson Plan: Finding Treasures Within

For Teachers K - 5th
Sherlock Holmes had fantastic skills of observation. Your super sleuths will examine the pattern, rhythm, texture, and color of a painting to uncover the symbolism beneath. A great lesson, that incorporates observation, art analysis,...
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Inductive Reasoning: Lesson

For Students 6th - 12th
Let's get specific about the general conclusion. The video, a portion of an extensive geometry playlist, introduces inductive reasoning. Using patterns, the resource explains how inductive reasoning goes from the specific to general.
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Twenty Questions: The Hundred Chart

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Use the 20 Questions game to practice math vocabulary and number properties! Project a hundreds chart and hand one out to learners. Ideally, give them counters (beans would work well) to mark off the chart so you can play multiple times....
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Find the Angle

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
This a fun problem for young geometers to play with while gaining important insight into deductive reasoning. Some will find the answers very quickly, others might take a less direct path, but all will use their knowledge of the sum of...
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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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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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Inductive Reasoning

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learners use inductive reasoning every day but might not realize it. An instructive video demonstrates that the process of inductive reasoning means searching for and identifying patterns. The instructor begins with numeric examples and...
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The Right Stuff

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Studentsare introduced to the Pythagorean Theorem by exploring right triangles and the squares built on each side. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to real-world problems. Students u se informal and nonformal arguments of proof (i.e.,...
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Simply Elementary, Watson

For Students 10th - 12th
Explore the process of inductive and deductive reasoning. A collaborative lesson has some groups apply an inductive approach and others a deductive approach. Through class discussion, scholars compare their processes and discuss...
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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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Can You Solve the Seven Planets Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th
Can you use math and logic to beat the bad guys? You can in space! Take an intergalactic trip into a seedy and speedy crime syndicate with the Seven Planets Riddle, which challenges two interstellar police officers to use deductive...
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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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An Introduction to Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge high schoolers with Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, one of the most prominent — and complex— works of philosophy ever written. High schoolers view a short video that describes the difference between phenomena...
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The Deadly Picnic: A Lab on Deductive Reasoning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Whodunnit? Find out who killed Mr. Brooks through a logical examination of evidence. Class members fill out a couple of data tables to help them pin down the suspect. After they've figured out just who the culprit is, pupils compose...
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Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce pupils to the two types of reasoning, inductive and deductive. Classmates work in pairs or small groups to learn the difference between the two and apply these reasonings to develop valid conclusions. 

Unknown Angle Proofs—Writing Proofs

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What do Sherlock Holmes and geometry have in common? Why, it is a matter of deductive reasoning as the class learns how to justify each step of a problem. Pupils then present a known fact to ensure that their decision is correct.
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Answer the Questions Based on the Venn Diagram: Deductive Reasoning

For Students 9th - 12th
In this deductive reasoning instructional activity, students answer 5 questions about a Venn diagram.  Students use deductive reasoning to answer each question.
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Secret Country Code Breaker

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Super cool and totally fun math awaits your class. They are the code breakers, and their job is to identify and locate the secret agent by breaking two different codes. They use all their skills to solve a series of double-digit addition...
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House and Holmes: A Guide to Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Test your pupils' reasoning skills with several activities and a quick mystery to solve. Learners watch and analyze a few video clips that demonstrate reasoning in action, practice deduction with an interactive and collaborative...
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Bridge-Crossing Puzzle

For Students 8th - 11th
In this bridge-crossing instructional activity, students read a word problem.  They use logic and deductive reasoning to determine the correct combination for two men to cross a bridge at the same time to get the anticipated results. ...
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The Art of Exoplanets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is a perfect clip for demonstrating how art, deductive reasoning, creative thinking, and sound scientific data work together. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has collected a lot of data on exoplanets but not exactly what they look...
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How Do We Know About People From The Past?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
It's not enough to see or just read a primary source document; one has to analyze them fully to understand their historical implications. First learners are introduced to what primary and secondary sources are, then they read a bit of...

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