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Understanding Maths and Logic in Computer Science

CO213 Online course

Improve your understanding and ability to teach maths and logic in computing while building elements of an escape room.

Key stage 3 Key stage 4
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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.

You will be able to:

  • 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

This course is part of the Teach GCSE computer science certificate.

Teach GCSE computer science

Our certified professional development programme will equip you with the subject knowledge and confidence to successfully teach and lead GCSE computer science.

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