Geometry 1-1 Patterns & Inductive Reasoning

Lesson Objective

Make conjectures

Vocabulary 

Inductive reasoning

Reasoning based on patterns you observe

Conjecture

A conclusion reached using inductive reasoning

Counterexample

An example in which a conjecture is incorrect  

Concepts

In inductive reasoning what is assumed about a pattern?

It is the conjecture that

  1. Wh
  2. Inductive reasoning assumes that an observed pattern will continue. This may or may not be true.
  3. Inductive reasoning can lead to conjectures that seem likely but are unproven.
  4. A single counterexample is enough to disprove a conjecture.