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Questions tagged [boolean-algebra]

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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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Unit Review for boolean algebra

Background: This is the first unit in junior year for a course in theoretical computer science. Prior to this, the students have already had AP CS A and a mish-mash of other topics. They have, by ...
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Active learning for boolean algebra

I've been thinking about active learning, and I am inspired by Heather's answer to my earlier boolean algebra curriculum review. This may also be a good question for math teachers who have experience ...
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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?
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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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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 ...