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Computational logic classroom resources

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Logic gates

Covers logic gates, and the use of logic in programming. Learning objectives are:

  • Behaviour of simple logic gates<
  • Truth tables
  • Logic gate symbols
  • Inverting gates

gates

Presentations covering AND, OR, and NOT gates. Illustrates AND gates as a simple electric circuit, truth table, gate symbol and logical expression.

inverting gates

Also, inverting gates resources covers NOR and NAND gates.

Combining gates

Describing the behaviour of logic circuits featuring more than one gate. Learning objectives are:

  • Behaviour gates with more than two inputs
  • Using truth tables to describe combinations of gates

combining gates

Presentation introduces the idea of a gate with more than two inputs, using a 3-input AND gate as an example. Shows how a 3-input gate can be created from two 2-input gates.

Logic gates workbook

workbook

Also includes a PDF workbook with notes and solutions. Covers symbols and truth tables of normal and inverting gates, 3-input variants of different gates, and how to use truth tables to analyse combined gates

Venn diagrams

Venn diagrams and their application to logic. Learning objectives are:

  • Using Venn diagrams to describe compound logic
  • Relationship between Venn diagrams and truth tables
  • De Morgan’s law

Presentation and PDF workbook with notes and solutions. Introduces Venn diagrams, and shows how they relate to logic gates and truth tables. Uses Venn diagrams to give a different view how logic gates can be combined. Proves De Morgan’s laws diagramatically.