Count the Dots – Binary Numbers

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Did you know you can send a message using only zeroes and ones? This interactive resource presents an introduction to binary numbers. Through code cards, pupils learn to convert binary numbers to decimal numbers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create collaborative pairs to complete the worksheets together
  • Have one member of a pair create and transmit a message to the other one who decodes it
Classroom Considerations

  • Binary code cards must be copied and cut out prior to the lesson
Pros

  • The lesson can be used at a variety of grade levels
  • The concept is presented using patterns to make it easier to understand
  • Answer are included
Cons

  • The resource is slightly dated
  • There is no cumulative assessment provided