Mathematics is all about logic, especially in algebra, and KS3 Maths is no different. Logic is all about using things we know to work out whether something is true or false. In other words, proof.
Proof is evidence that establishes something is true. If you can find a simple proof that precisely describes all cases of a particular situation it can save having to check a lot of different values. There are many mathematical proofs, for example 2 is a factor in all even numbers, any square number has an odd number of factors or the angles of any triangle always add up to 180o. Once we know these proofs, we can use them in many other situations.
This quiz helps to show you how important it is to be exact in maths. You'll be asked to use proofs to prove or disprove certain claims. Take your time and read each question carefully before you choose your answers. And don't forget the helpful comments after each question - they can make all the difference. Good luck!
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