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Reasoning is to identify, explain and use effective ways to solve problems. 

Reasoning to justify a decisions, to apply what is known to future situations. 

Reasoning looks and sounds like:  

  • I used facts/clues to solve a problem. 
  • I could describe the thinking behind the answer that I provided. 
  • I eliminated responses one by one when solving a multiple-choice problem. 
  • I looked for evidence to support my ideas. 
  • I explored a variety of ways and chose the most suitable option. 
  • I used different types of reasoning, e.g. inductive, deductive. 
  • I enjoy figuring out how things fit together. 
  • I was able to discuss my approach and its result.