Spotlight on Kids Can Code: Understanding Coding Using Boolean Logic, 1st Edition

  • Patricia Harris Murdoch University
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1499429126
  • ISBN-13: 9781499429121
  • DDC: 511.324
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
  • 24 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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George Boole, for whom Boolean logic is named, developed the idea of expressing any idea as a mathematical or logical statement. Today, Boolean logic is foundational to computer programs and computer hardware, but it is also important in our everyday thinking. This guide includes an overview of logic gates and a review of differences between computer logic and human logic. The author’s clever use of a famous movie line—“Lions and tigers and bears!”—truly helps make a potentially difficult topic easy to grasp for readers of all ages. Photographs, illustrations, and sidebars round out the educational experience.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Meet George Boole.
2: The Need for Boolean Logic.
3: Lions and Tigers and Bears!.
4: Through the Gate.
5: AND and OR Gates.
6: NOT and NAND Gates.
7: NOR, XOR, and XNOR Gates.
8: Don't Forget Your Umbrella!.