Logic, Circuits, and Boolean Algebra

Module designer(s)


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Cooperating teachers

 Mike Rubinski
 Darlene Guerain

Objectives

 Develop principles of logic and boolean algebra needed in
understanding simple circuits
 Ease in translating from boolean expressions to truth
tables to logic circuits (and viceversa)
 The ability to construct and simplify the related boolean
expression and translate it into circuitry

Materials


Related Courses

 Computer Science
 Electronics

Links to standards

Standard 1: Problem Solving
Standard 3: Reasoning
Standard 5: Algebra
Standard 8: Geometry from an algebraic perspective
 Illinois Learning Standards:
Mathematics: 7C, 8D, 9C, 10B

Highlights

 Through online tutorials, students address the fundamentals
of logic connectives (OR, AND, NOT) and how to build truth tables for
expressions using these connectives. The tutorial then addresses the
relationship between logic and algebra by translating the truth tables
into variable quantities, leading to Boolean Algebra. The main goal for
the unit however, is to build circuits from problems.
