Last day for Module 7 Test

But don't forget Mod 8 is OPEN!

INFORM: Last Day for Mod 7 Test!!

Today is the last day you can complete the MC test for Module 7.

  • The Test Correction assignment will open on Wednesday - and is DUE Friday, January 2nd.
  • PLEASE take advantage of this opportunity to maximize your test score. Not only does it allow you to add points back to your test (up to a maximum of 85%), It helps you prepare for your MIDTERM, FINAL, and AP Exam.

CELEBRATE: No Timed Response for Mod 7

A gift for you (and me!) as we approach Winter Break - there is no Timed Response/Essay for Module 7, so once you are done with the Multiple Choice Test, move on to Module 8! Don't forget, there are assignments due this week for 8!!!
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INSTRUCT: Inductive v. Deductive Reasoning

Inductive and deductive reasoning are used to form an opinion on an issue and come to a conclusion. Both are useful methods to solving problems.

  • Inductive reasoning begins with a specific example and works its way up to a general principle. In this you work with data and then form a conclusion based on it. This can be guessing or seeing a pattern in something.
  • Deductive reasoning begins with a hypothesis or a general statement that is then researched to find the truth. This begins with a general principle and works itself down to specific details and facts.

VIDEO: Inductive v. Deductive Reasoning

Check out this video comparing Inductive v. Deductive Reasoning

Try it out!

Now that you have watched the video, see if you can figure out which example is inductive or deductive. Once you've recorded your choices, scroll down to check your answers!

  1. The Giants have lost their last seven games. Thus, they will probably lose their next game.
  2. If you brush and floss your teeth daily then you will have fewer cavities. Marie brushes and flosses her teeth daily. Thus, she will have fewer cavities.
  3. Jones will play tennis today if Smith plays. Jones will not play tennis today. Thus, Smith will not play.
  4. 4 out of 5 times I beat Corey at pool and I'm going to play him tomorrow. So, I'll very likely win.
  5. If Bush's popularity goes below 20% then he'll be forced to cut and run from Iraq, but that's not the case now.
  6. No man has ever gotten pregnant. Thus, no man ever will get pregnant.
  7. Most people are pro-choice on abortion. At least most of the people I know.
  8. John is a heavy drinker. After all, he's Irish.
  9. The news about Bob is that he's doing well in Phil 3 and he has decided to marry Jaimie.
  10. It has been observed that earthquakes precede the eruption of volcanoes. Thus, earthquakes cause volcanoes to erupt.
Taken from http://online.santarosa.edu/presentation/page/?36982

Due Dates Dec - Jan

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Activity Answers

1. The Giants have lost their last seven games. Thus, they will probably lose their next game.

Analysis: Inductive argument - note conclusion keyword of 'probable' and projection from experiences.

2. If you brush and floss your teeth daily then you will have fewer cavities. Marie brushes and flosses her teeth daily. Thus, she will have fewer cavities.

Analysis: Deductive argument - note keywords of 'if...then'.

3. Jones will play tennis today if Smith plays. Jones will not play tennis today. Thus, Smith will not play.

Analysis: Deductive argument - note keyword of 'if'.

4. 4 out of 5 times I beat Corey at pool and I'm going to play him tomorrow. So, I'll very likely win.

Analysis: Inductive argument - note conclusion keyword of 'likely' and projection from experiences.

5. If Bush's popularity goes below 20% then he'll be forced to cut and run from Iraq, but that's not the case now.

Analysis: Deductive argument - note keywords of 'if...then' and that the conclusion 'Bush's popularity has not gone below 20%' is implied.

6. No man has ever gotten pregnant. Thus, no man ever will get pregnant.

Analysis: Inductive argument - note conclusion is based on projection from experiences.

7. Most people are pro-choice on abortion. At least most of the people I know.

Analysis: Inductive argument - note keyword of 'most' and projection from experiences.

8. John is a heavy drinker. After all, he's Irish.

Analysis: Deductive argument - note that the premise 'All Irish are heavy drinkers' is implied.

9. The news about Bob is that he's doing well in Phil 3 and he has decided to marry Jaimie.

Analysis: Not an argument - there is no conclusion.

10. It has been observed that earthquakes precede the eruption of volcanoes. Thus, earthquakes cause volcanoes to erupt.

Analysis: Inductive argument - a causal argument and projection from correlation to cause and effect