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Topic: Deductive reasoning  

Thinking and Reasoning

 Standard 2.  Understands and applies basic principles of logic and reasoning
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Uses formal deductive connectors ("if...then," "not," "and," "or") in the construction of deductive arguments
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses the formal connectors "if...then" in the construction of deductive arguments
     2.Uses the formal connector "not" in the construction of deductive arguments
     3.Uses the formal connector "and" in the construction of deductive arguments
     4.Uses the formal connector "or" in the construction of deductive arguments
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Analyzes the deductive validity of arguments based on implicit or explicit assumptions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Analyzes the deductive validity of arguments based on implicit assumptions
     2.Analyzes the deductive validity of arguments based on explicit assumptions
   Benchmark 14.Understands the distinction between deductive and inductive reasoning
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands deductive reasoning
     2.Understands inductive reasoning