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Unit 8: Boolean algebra

Component 01

 
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Areas Covered

This unit consists of four topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

  • Topic 1: Logic gates and truth tables
  • Topic 2: Simplifying Boolean expressions
  • Topic 3: Karnaugh maps
  • Topic 4: D-type flip-flops, half and full adders
  • Download sample lesson above
  • End of unit assessment

There are four worksheets, four homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

The unit is subdivided into four topics (plus a test). Some topics may occupy more than one lesson, especially if time is taken to go over homework.

It is a theoretical unit covering all of Section 1.4.3 Boolean Algebra in the OCR A Level in Computer Science (H446) specification. The unit begins with two lessons on logic gates and Boolean algebra. The third lesson covers Karnaugh maps and the fourth lesson, D-type flip-flops, half and full adders. 

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  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

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    Areas Covered

    This unit consists of four topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

    • Topic 1: Logic gates and truth tables
    • Topic 2: Simplifying Boolean expressions
    • Topic 3: Karnaugh maps
    • Topic 4: D-type flip-flops, half and full adders
    • Download sample lesson above
    • End of unit assessment

    There are four worksheets, four homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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