Reading for Thinking - Practice 5: Recognizing the Appropriate Inference General distribution outside the classroom and redistribution are strictly prohibited. Click on the appropriate button to determine the implied main idea of each paragraph.
Click here After you have read each story or article, answer the questions in the Answer Section. Read the story "Ready for Anything! His motto was "Never throw anything out, you never know when it might come in handy.
His parents pleaded with him to clean out his room. But Justin simply smiled and repeated his motto, "Never throw anything out, you never know when it might come in handy.
It was so worn and stretched that it hardly resembled a backpack anymore. It was full of the kind of things that seemed unimportant, but when used with a little imagination, might come in handy.
Justin had earned a reputation for figuring things out and getting people out of otherwise hopeless situations. Many of his classmates and neighbors sought him out when they needed help with a problem.
On the first day of school, his friend Kenny, came looking for Justin. Well, I know how we can recover what you wrote. The page that Kenny had written on had left faint indentations on another page in the notebook. Justin held the pencil on its side and rubbed it lightly over the indentations.
Slowly but surely the numbers of the locker combination appeared in white, set off by the gray pencil rubbings. During science class, Mr. Tran was lecturing on the structure of the solar system using a model.
He made a sudden gesture and the model fell apart.
Planets and rings and connector rods went everywhere, rolling and clattering and disappearing under desks. Tran, "we could easily coax it out that way.
But I loaned all of the magnet kits to the elementary school yesterday. He pulled out a battery, an iron nail, and some electrical wire and tape, while Mr. Tran and the other students looked on in amazement.
Justin just smiled and repeated his motto. After school, Justin rode the bus to the mall where he worked at a music store. His boss, Gail, was taking inventory of all of the CDs and tapes in the classical music section. As he helped a customer at the register, Justin heard her exclaim, "Oh, no!
I forgot my glasses! While Gail watched in surprise, he pulled out a jar of petroleum jelly, a washer, a glass slide, and a small bottle of water. He put the jelly on the bottom of the washer, placed it securely, jelly-side down, on the glass slide, and then put a drop of water in the center of the washer.Hey Guys, Two very important type of questions you will get is based on conclusions and inferences, Now in an instant moment they will sound very familiar to you.
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Main concepts include abduction (inference to the best explanation. The twenty-first century has seen a breathtaking expansion of statistical methodology, both in scope and in influence. 'Big data', 'data science', and 'machine learning' have become familiar terms in the news, as statistical methods are brought to bear upon the enormous data sets of modern science and commerce.
Passages for “making inferences” for whole group practice or small group/partner/triad practice: For years Bob had worked at the horse stable near his farm. . Be aware of the seven steps we take in our thinking to get from a fact to a decision or action, and challenge them. Gaussian Processes and Kernel Methods Gaussian processes are non-parametric distributions useful for doing Bayesian inference and learning on unknown functions.
They can be used for non-linear regression, time-series modelling, classification, and many other problems.