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This week our intrepid young recruits learned about logic statements and conditionality. Those sound like pretty complicated principles, but our goal throughout this project has been to take difficult concepts which are the foundations of modern day computing and scientific thinking, and make the palatable to our recruits. Perhaps in the years to come they will remember something that they learned during this project and it will assist them in their studies.
This week Agent SA 3004 and the Agency Director visited Stanley Road School, and they came bearing fruit – apples and bananas to be precise. We wanted the youngsters to think about the implications of whether a statement is true or false, adding in some ‘and’ ‘or’ ‘nor’ conditions to make it more interesting.
Is it true that Luke has an apple?
Is it False that Luke has an apple
Is it True that Luke and Larry have an apple?
I think you get the point. The lesson concluded with a circuit game designed and developed by Web Applications UK which can be found here: http://jsbin.com/uqapu4/29. These statements are helped by charts called ‘Truth Tables’. This is a good source of information for those looking to find out more on their own time: http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Projects/Labview/gatesfunc/index.html.
That’s all for this week. Tune in next week for more Stanley Road School mission overviews.