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# Questions tagged [boolean-algebra]

This tag is for all questions relating to the teaching of boolean algebra and its implementation in programming languages.

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### Subtopics to cover within Karnaugh Maps

I'm adding a bit about k-maps to my processors course, but being unfamiliar with them until now, I want to check that I am covering the correct things. Here is what I am currently covering: How k-...
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### A beginner example of xor, that is functional (does not switch to procedural)

I have been trying to think of an example of xor to connect with what students already know. I did some searches. But everything I found, seems to have ...
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### Boolean Logic: How to Explain + as OR?

In a previous question, I asked about the appropriate notation when teaching Boolean logic to students ages about 11–14. I selected the notation of engineering and computer science in part because I ...
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### What Notation for Teaching Boolean Logic?

I'm a retired college teacher now teaching things like Boolean logic to students in several middle schools (ages: 11-14). I taught that module for the first time last week and discovered to my ...
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### How do I convince students to use Boolean algebra?

I have taught Boolean algebra in an upper-level discrete math course for CS majors. I showed them how, using just the axioms (distributive property, etc.), you can derive other properties (such as De ...
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### Differentiating Inclusive from Exclusive Or

How can I illustrate the difference between $\lor$ and $\oplus$ in a way that isn't just boring? Are there fun ways to illustrate and provide practice for this small, yet key, distinction?