Sunday, October 10, 2010

Geometry: Vocab Practice

The following are terms that you will need to know for the Geometry Vocab Quiz on Monday.  This list is not complete so don't think that because it's not here, you don't need to know it.

Students may earn 2 Brownie Points by posting a definition in the comments area.  The first correct Definition earns a point, and please only one definition per student.

  • Conjecture
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Hypothesis (for Geometry)
  • Conclusion
  • Converse
  • Inverse
  • Contrapositive
  • Conjunction
  • Disjunction
  • Law of Detachment
  • Law of Slyogism
EDIT to add:

Just give your first name and last initial please.  Steve H in 1st Hour already has Conjecture which is a statement believed to be true based on Inductive Reasoning.


  1. A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven but appears correct and has not been disproven..
    -Kylie Hornsby-
    -9th grade-
    -5th hour-

  2. Actualy, Kylie, a conjecture in Geometry is a little different than that. In Geometry it's the "conclusion" from Inductive reasoning. That is to say we test something out and from that we make a conjecture. In a sense it's been proven because we have our test cases, our experiments, to support it.