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A conjecture is a good guess or an idea about a pattern. For example, make a conjecture about the next number in the pattern 2,6,11,15… The terms increase by 4, then 5, and then 6. Conjecture: the next term will increase by 7, so it will be 17+7=24. What isRead More →

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A counterexample always disproves conjectures. A conjecture will suppose that something is true for different cases, but if you find an example where it is not, the conjecture must be modified to not include a particular case or rejected. Is a conjecture a fact? Conjecture is a theory based onRead More →

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How to Have Students Make and Test Conjectures? Grab a student’s attention by presenting them with a thought provoking research question. Engage the students by having them make a prediction(s) about possible outcomes to this question and then have them explain and share their reasoning. Is the conjecture true orRead More →

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An “example sentence” is a sentence written to demonstrate usage of a particular word in context. An example sentence is invented by its writer to show how to use a particular word properly in writing. … Example sentences are colloquially referred to as ‘usexes’, a blend of use + example.Read More →