The following unit is designed to offer teachers and children a chance to explore what may be to them a different area of Finite Mathematics. While in no way does the unit cover the entire fields of Set Theory and Logic, it does, I hope, offer an introduction to the basic concepts, symbols and importance of these two fields of Mathematics. As you will see, Set Theory and Logic are related and have therefore been combined for the content of this unit. The unit is approximately two weeks in length and is intended for grade 6,7, or 8 although both length and grade level may vary.
We will begin with a short Pretest. The purpose of the pretest is twofold. On one hand it will give some barometer of success (there will be a posttest) and hopefully the pretest will foster discussion and motivate children to want to hear more.