### 2.1 Inductive Reasoning

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2.1 Inductive Reasoning powerpoint

In this lesson you will

● Learn how** inductive reasoning** is used in science and mathematics

● Use inductive reasoning to make **conjectures** about sequences of numbers and shapes

Inductive reasoning is the process of observing data, recognizing patterns, and making generalizations based on those patterns. You probably use inductive reasoning all the time without realizing it. For example, suppose your history teacher likes to give “surprise” quizzes. You notice that, for the first four chapters of the book, she gave a quiz the day after she covered the third lesson. Based on the pattern in your observations, you might generalize that you will have a quiz after the third lesson of every chapter. A generalization based on inductive reasoning is called a conjecture.

2.1.1 Inductive Reasoning WS - **solutions**

2.1.2 Patterns and Inductive Reasoning WS

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