Encoding Numbers in the Real World

Ah, the numerous number of numbers. Individuals research different ways of encoding numbers. After conducting their initial research, they find classmates who have researched a different article and the pair share information. The instructional activity concludes with a discussion of the concepts and makes connections to the binary system previously studied. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a list of different number systems as the class researches them
  • Develop a list of other resources that students can use to research articles
Classroom Considerations

  • Some pupils will think all number systems are based on the decimal system
  • The optional lesson is the eighth in a series of 19
Pros

  • The lesson plan provides a list of readings that can be used for the research
  • The forum allows for teachers to collaborate with others
Cons

  • None