# 1: Basic Language of Mathematics

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**Course Goals and Anticipated Outcomes for This Chapter:**

Develop the student's:

- ability to understand basic logic,
- familiarity and facility with a wide range of logical statements and the connection to K-9 curriculum, and
- reasoning using truth tables and the meaning of conjectures, theorems, and counterexamples.

- 1.1: Compound Statements
- We can make a new statement from old statements; we call these compound propositions or compound statements.

- 1.3: Arguments
- Logic is the study of the methods and principles of reasoning. An argument is a set of facts or assumptions, called premises, used to support a conclusion. For a logical argument to be valid, it is the case that, if the premises are true then the conclusion must be true.

## Contributor

Pamini Thangarajah (Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)