Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Booleans  topic page on BrainPOP Jr.

Boolean “Mother May I. . .”

Play a Boolean version of the game “Mother May I” with your child and his/her friends. Stand on one side of your yard or at the park, and have the children stand on the other side. Encourage them to ask, (as an example) “Mother, may I take four big steps forward?” Answer with a Boolean conditional, “If you are wearing a red shirt AND your name is Carlos, you may take 4 steps forward!” If children forget to say “Mother, May I. . .” before a request, they lose a turn. Continue until one child has reached your side of the lawn.

Boolean Logic in the Everyday World

When shopping or doing errands with your child, point out everyday instances of boolean logic. For example, take note of the grocery store checkout. Some lines are self-checkout only. Others are cash only. Movie theatre signs posting times and ratings of movies also reflect boolean values. Where else can you and your child find examples of boolean logic?

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