Diagnostic Quiz on Proof
Subtopics of Proof
ME-P1 Proof by Mathematical Induction
The principal focus of this subtopic is to explore and to develop the use of the technique of proof by mathematical induction to prove results. Students are introduced to mathematical induction for a limited range of applications so that they have time to develop confidence in its use.
Students develop the use of formal mathematical language and argument to prove the validity of given situations using inductive reasoning. The logical sequence of steps in the proof technique needs to be understood and carefully justified, thus encouraging clear and concise communication which is useful both in further study of mathematics and in life.