Channa Navaratna and Yong Colen, faculty members in the Mathematics Department, along with Menaka Navaratna, a faculty member at Florida Gulf Coast University, published “Integration of Logic Circuit Boards in Teaching Truth Tables” in the MathAMATYC Educator Journal (February 2013 issue).
Truth tables are the basic elements behind the “thinking” power of electronic devices. Basic modules of semiconductor electronics are generally referred to as logic gates. These gates can make decisions based on the presented inputs (statements).
Typically, presenting the concepts of truth tables is a difficult task. Introducing logic gates and implementing a class project can not only help students to understand the importance of truth tables, but it also inspires them to create their own projects. The authors describe the basics of logic gates and how they can be used in teaching truth tables.