Deductive Reasoning Teacher Resources
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Twenty Questions: The Hundred Chart
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. You choose a number, and they ask yes or no questions to figure it out in less than 20 questions.
2nd - 6th Language Arts 59 Views 988 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson Plan: Finding Treasures Within
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 instructional activity, that incorporates observation, art analysis, critical and deductive reasoning.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 49 Downloads
Arctica - An Interactive Mystery
Rumours of illness, poisoning, and madness - a ship disappears without a trace! Read this interactive science story and use deductive reasoning skills to solve a mystery. This engaging resource gives science stars a chance to practice problem solving.
7th - 12th Science 9 Views 24 Downloads
Improving Deductive Reasoning Skills
Getting young mathematicians to persevere when solving problems is an important skill. Here is one way to introduce deductive logic puzzles at the beginning of the year and add a creative dimension that they can use throughout the course.
5th - 10th Math 10 Views 34 Downloads
In this bridge-crossing 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. This one-page activity contains 1 story problem.
8th - 11th Math 8 Views 37 Downloads
Learners use classification skills and clues to determine which flying insect is the one they need to circle. They read four clues and examine each of the five insects depicted. They then deduce which one is the mystery insect. Answers and a mini-experiment are included.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
"Croak" Science Mystery
Solve the mystery of a declining frog population! Lead your junior ecologists on an investigation that simulates actual events concerning pollution, predation, poaching, and more. Investigators read a story online, then analyze survey results and interviews with characters.
7th - 10th Science 6 Views 41 Downloads
New Review Number Riddles
Challenge the deductive reasoning skills of young mathematicians with this series of number riddles. Requiring knowledge about place value, prime and composite numbers, factors, and multiples these puzzles are a great resource for deepening the number sense and critical thinking ability of students.
4th - 6th Math 94 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
River of Venom
Read an exciting science mystery about killer bees online, evaluate a list of clues, and try to answer the questions correctly. The story responds to the reader's choices and presents research material for the next step. Though the educational value of this lesson plan is limited, its entertainment value is high.
5th - 8th Science 5 Views 6 Downloads
Exploring the Mystery Genre
Students determine the story elements of typical mystery stories including characters and plot structure. They look at vocabulary that is common to mystery stories before reading and responding to mystery chapter books. Working in guided reading groups, they act as detectives to complete case files while paying attention to details in readings.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 103 Downloads
Deductiva Deductions (Deductive Reasoning)
Third graders apply deductive reasoning and make predictions. In this language arts instructional activity, 3rd graders discuss questions and use deductive reasoning to make a prediction. Students look for patterns and prior knowledge to make predictions.
3rd Language Arts 6 Views 28 Downloads
Mystery State # 41
Kids use their deductive reasoning skills, state knowledge, and five clues to determine mystery state #41. They'll follow the clues to locate the mystery state on a US map. Note: This is a warm-up activity, so it includes two short worksheets on one page.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Mystery State # 5
Mystery state number five is none other than Utah! Quiz your kids on state knowledge while building deductive reasoning skills. They use each of the five clues to determine the name of the mystery state. A great warm up when studying your states and capitals.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Mystery State #12
What's better than learning about US geography? Having fun while your doing it! After reviewing each of the five given clues, learners attempt to name the mystery state. A great way to reinforce geography skills and deductive reasoning at the same time.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
The Fairy Tale Detective is on the case. She helps the Old Lady from the shoe locate their missing house. The detective uses the clues provided by Old Lady to find the missing shoe. Stop this video each time a new character comes on the scene and see if the shoes seen match the description provided by Old Lady.
5 mins Pre-K - K Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Mystery of History: Who Killed Lord Darnley?
History is made all the more intriguing when presented as a mystery. The class uses the provided clues to draw a conclusion as to how Lord Darnley, husband of Mary Queen of Scots, died. This is a very fun way to introduce or review historical information.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads