Sending Binary Messages

Pairs build a device that will be able to send a binary message. They then update their device to allow it to send four possible messages before upping the ante to eight. The provided self-assessment rubric comes with reflection questions for the pair — a great skill to practice.

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Instructional Ideas
  • After the lesson, have class members research binary numbers
Classroom Considerations
  • Read the activity guide and determine whether you want to use it, or have more control over the activity by leading it yourself
  • Gather various materials in order to build binary devices
  • The lesson plan is the second of a series of 19.
Pros
  • The included video is for teachers; it gives tips and tricks from a real class on how to implement the lesson
  • Contains a section that spells out the goal of the activity
Cons
  • None