Understanding Maths and Logic in Computer Science

Posted 1 year ago by Raspberry Pi Foundation

Duration : 3 weeks
Start On : 04 May 2020
Study Method : Online
Subject : IT & Computer Science
Overview
Improve your ability to teach maths and logic in computing while building elements of an escape room. Supported by Google.
Course Description

Become more familiar with maths and logic in computer science

The mathematical aspects of computer science can be difficult to understand and teach. On this course, you will be introduced to maths and logic in computing in an engaging way. Using the concept of an escape room, you will learn activities and games to help improve your knowledge and skills in this subject.

You will build your understanding of a range of topics, including using logic and mathematical operators in programming, and converting numbers to binary. Through practical activities you will become more comfortable with concepts including logical operators, truth tables, and logic gates.

This course is designed for GCSE computer science teachers who want to improve their ability to teach the mathematical aspects of the subject.

Requirements
This course is designed for GCSE computer science teachers who want to improve their ability to teach the mathematical aspects of the subject.
Career Path
  • Identify the AND, OR, NOT and XOR logical operators, recognise the symbols representing each logic gate, and be able to combine them in logic circuits and statements
  • Develop knowledge of and be able to use • equal to • addition • subtraction • multiplication • real division • integer division, including remainders
  • Produce drawings of truth tables and logic circuits and recognise a logic gate/circuit from its truth table
  • Calculate conversion between binary and denary whole numbers (0-255)
  • Explain why hexadecimal is often used in computer science, convert between binary and hexadecimal & decimal and hexadecimal
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