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Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Make and test conjectures involving basic logic and set theory

SKILL 2: Use basic number theory to investigate conjectures (e.g., conjectures about odd/even, positive/negative, and consecutive integers)

 

  1. 1

    Make and test conjectures involving basic logic and set theory

    Example

    If P and Q are two sets of numbers, and if every number in P is also in Q, which of the following CANNOT be true ?

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  2. 2

    Use basic number theory to investigate conjectures (e.g., conjectures about odd/even, positive/negative, and consecutive integers)

    Example

    If u and t are negative integers, which of the following must also be a negative integer?

    Roman numeral 1. u plus t

    Roman numeral 2. u minus t

    Roman numeral 3. u times t

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Skills needed to score in the next band

Recognize and use counterexamples

Consider multiple cases

Investigate and coordinate multiple conjectures to draw a logical conclusion

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