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Longer Chains of Reason (Pattern Based Reason)

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Author:Alan Selby
Description: About mathematical induction. Rules that say that when a first situation occurs, so should a second, are called implication rules. Implication rules can be linked together, one after another. A ladder-based story illustrates the underlying idea, called induction. This story involving Romeo and Juliet leads to the notion called mathematical induction, a method of reason or logic used in mathematics after arithmetic to get conclusions (or climb ladders).

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Books
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Logic/Foundations

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