Logic : Conjunctions, Disjunctions, and Biconditionals
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
High School Geometry - HSG-MG.A.3
In Logic What Are Conjunctions, Disjunctions, and Biconditionals? Conjunctions are statements used in logic or truth tables. They are compound statements and are represented using the word 'and' in between two sentences. For example, conjunction for two statements will be 'It is windy outside, and the plan is canceled.' It is to note that this statement will only be false when both the statements are false. If either of the statement is true, the conjunction will be true. Disjunctions, like conjunctions, are also compound statements used with a connector word 'or.' A disjunction statement is true when both or one of the disjunction statements are true. In this example, the disjunction will be; It is windy outside, or the plan is cancelled. Biconditionals are statements having if and only if. These are very powerful statements saying explicitly that both the statements are interchangeable. If one is true, the other one automatically becomes true and if one is false, the other one becomes false too. This is reflected in the truth table, and when both the statements have the same truth values, the biconditional stands true. These worksheets and lessons help students learn how to interpret logic statements that include a form of conjunction, disjunction, or biconditional.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Disjunction Step-by-Step Lesson- We kick it off with an or statement. Some kids get lost in the wording of this.
- Guided Lesson - These questions really run the gamut of what can be asked at this level.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - Help students first identify the purpose of the question, this really makes them grasp the skill faster.
- Practice Worksheet - I did not get bored at the end of this worksheet, I just wanted to include some number classification.
- Matching Worksheet - The answer key adjusts for mixed answers, I just wanted to remind them to read all the choices.
You'll find a hw sheet for each skill here to allow you to focus on skills.
- Homework 1 - Disjunctions are true when just one or both of the sentences are true.
- Homework 2 - 9 is an even number if and only if two angles in an isosceles triangle are equal.
- Homework 3 - In logic, a conjunction is a compound sentence formed by combining two sentences (or fact 0 using the word "and.". A conjunction is true only when both sentences are true.
Again, a practice sheet for each individual skill.
Math Skill Quizzes
Read them carefully because you can quickly get confused. I always tell students to read them twice, then proceed.