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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Understanding Maths and Logic in Computer Science

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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. 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 computer science teachers who want to improve their ability to teach the mathematical aspects of the subject. This course would suit teachers with some Python experience, who are able to write simple programs demonstrating sequencing, selection, iteration, and data types.

To take part in this course you’ll need to download Python, or use an online IDE.


  • Boolean Logic
    • Welcome to the course
    • Introducing Logic Gates
    • Investigating Logic Gates
    • Logic and Computers
    • End of Week 1
  • Mathematical Operators
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Using Mathematical Operators
    • Investigating Combinations
    • Using Operators in Programming
    • End of Week 2
  • Binary, Denary and Hexidecimal
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • Binary Numbers
    • Hexadecimal
    • Practising Conversions between bases
    • End of Week 3

Taught by

Lauren Hyams


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