Making Inferences and Predictions
Inferences are when we use clues and evidence to figure out what something means. Making predictions are when we use evidence to guess what might happen in the future. Both inferences and predictions rely on understanding the world around us.
Making inferences and predictions
Inference: a conclusion drawn from evidence and reasoning.
Prediction: a statement about what will happen in the future.
Evidence: facts or pieces of information used to support an inference or prediction.
Do you think that we can use inferences and predictions to help us in our everyday lives?
- Yes, it can be very helpful.
- No, it's too difficult.
- I'm not sure, but I'm willing to try it.
- It depends on the situation.
Did you know?
Inference and prediction skills can help us detect patterns in data, which can be used to make more accurate predictions about the future. Using inference and prediction skills, we can search for relationships between events and anticipate future developments. Inference and prediction skills can help us make better decisions by helping us understand the causes of certain events or the consequences of certain actions.
Imagine you see a dark cloud in the sky and you feel a few raindrops on your head. What do you think might happen next?
Do you understand what an inference/making predictions are?
- Not rea
- Sort of
- I understand!
- I could teach it to a frie
Sam is trying to do his homework, but it is so noisy! Other kids are talking and laughing all aroud him. The engine is loud and the brakes squeak every time they stop, which is often. Where is Sam?
- At school
- On a t
- On a school
- In his dad's car
First Lindsay put the dirty clothes that were spread all over the floor into the laundry hamper. Then she put away the game of checkers from yesterday and made her bed. Where is Lindsay?
- At a hotel
- At a restaurant
- At home
- On the beach
Mr. Martin looked at his watch. Then he took a bus schedule out of his bag and studied it for a moment. A few minutes later, he looked at his watch again and sighed. Why does Mr. Martin keep looking at his watch?