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Making Inferences

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Christine Bailey

on 17 April 2014

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Transcript of Making Inferences

What is an inference?
Car on side of the road
Woman and toddler
Making an inference: a process of reasoning.

1. Gather facts about a situation.
2. Make connections between those facts.
3. Draw a conclusion; make our best guess.

Keep in mind: Because we are guessing, our inferences may not always be correct.
by Christine Bailey
Making Inferences
An educated and reasonable guess.

What does it mean to infer?
Draw a conclusion based on evidence and facts.

1. Car is inoperable
2. Woman is driver
3. Driver is calling for help
What inferences can be made about this scenario?
The Process of Inferring
1. Car on side of road
2. Hood is up.
3. Woman outside of
car on cell phone.
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