Sending Numbers

Binary graphing ... bit by bit. Pairs work together to develop a protocol in order to send the points of a graph. One partner sends the points and the other receives them and tries to recreate the graph. The pupils use the rubric to reflect on the success of their protocol. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a short review of binary numbers
  • Give pairs the same graph to recreate and see who can do it with the least number of bits
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils need to know how to graph points on a coordinate plane
  • The lesson is the seventh in a series of 19
Pros

  • The lesson plan has teaching tips, making this a ready-to-go and easy resource to teach
  • A video introduces the Internet simulator used in the activity to the class
Cons

  • None