Date: Tuesday 16th July (9:30-15:30)
This is a free teacher training event focused on Boolean logic. It is part of the national Isaac Computer Science programme for A-level teachers and students, and will be delivered by Newcastle University.
The training is for classroom teachers who already teach Computer Science at AS/A level, or who want to improve their skills in order to start teaching A level Computer Science.
A free sandwich lunch will be provided.
You can work on our cluster machines and bring a USB stick to take away your work, or bring your own laptop.
- Construct truth tables for the logic gates NOT, AND, OR, XOR, NAND, NOR
- Draw logic gate diagrams using NOT, AND, OR, XOR, NAND, NOR
- Complete a truth table for a given logic gate circuit
- Write a Boolean expression for a given logic gate circuit
- Draw an equivalent logic gate circuit for a given Boolean expression
- Trace the logic of the circuits for a half adder and full adder
- Construct the circuit for a half adder
- Be familiar with the use of the D-type flip-flop as a memory unit
- Use laws to manipulate and simplify Boolean expressions: De Morgan’s laws, distribution, association, commutation, double negation
- Use a Karnaugh map to simplify a Boolean expression