In the prior unit, Circuits and Switches, students learned how binary numbers 0 and 1 are represented in electrical states (on/off). In the Digital Information unit, students learn how binary numbers can actually be used to create a language and logic for digital devices.
Goals and Objectives
Students will learn:
Time to Complete Online Lessons: about 50 minutes
This handout teaches students:
This handout teaches students how to count in binary numbers and how to add them.
Use this handout to direct a group activity where small groups of students use their bodies to form a binary counter to represent numbers from 0-15.
ASCII Computer Code
Using a chart of all letters and their binary code this handout helps students:
This handout teaches AND/OR logic, showing students how binary numbers can be used to represent yes/no and determine outcomes to simple statements.
Interactive Whiteboard Images
The images linked below are pertinent to this unit. You can project the images on an interactive whiteboard and use them in class discussions or activities.