I enjoyed working with you Sandy on this lesson My students enjoyed working with the binary cards, converting them to decimal numbers. They turned it into a game which made it moire fun. Also, they played the CISCO binary game on line and enjoyed the game.
Day 10-12: Binary Lesson Plan: Day 10-12 Binary
Unit 2 – Days 10-12 Binary Lesson
Overview: This lesson introduces the binary number
system and how to count in binary.
Students will learn how to convert between binary and decimal numbers in
the context of topics that are important to computer science.
The students will be able to:
Count forward and backward in binary
Explain why binary numbers are important in
Use binary digits to encode and decode messages.
Materials and Prep:
Student Journal Notebook
Count the Dots Binary Numbers Activity Sheet
Binary Numbers Worksheet Activity
Working with Binary Worksheet Activity
Sending Secret Messages Worksheet Activity
Binary Number System Notes & Practice
Binary Number Notes Handou
How high can you count with your
ten fingers? Explain.
Students will review how to count using decimal
Introduce the binary representation and counting
in binary using the CS Unplugged activities. Have students come in front of class to
Have students convert everyday numbers to
Have students create binary numbers.
Have students convert binary numbers to decimal
Revisit journal entry. List all you know about binary.
To help students understand the difference in
decimal and binary counting, show the YouTube video: Introduction to number systems and binary—Khan
Complete the CS Unplugged: Sending Secret Messages. Students will work in groups of three
Explain why binary numbers are
important in Computer Science.
Have students work through the problems in the Binary Number System Notes & Practice
If time permits, students will complete the
remainder problems; independently but collaborating with their elbow part
Binary Numbers, Bit (Binary Digit),
YouTube Video: Introduction to number systems and binary—Khan
Participation in Class discussions