I completed the Day 10-12 Binary Lesson. Attached is my artifact. All I did was change the dots to symbols of NBA Teams because a ton of my students love sports, so I put the teams on instead of just a black dot.
My extended learning activity with the students includes choosing which NBA team they are on, and then having an "NBA Playoff" where teams will go head to head in a best of 5, then best of 7, then best of 7 series to see who the winner is. Each "game" in the series will be a number that the students have to quickly show in binary by holding the cards up. Whoever gets the correct number up first will win the game. The first to get 3 wins, wins the first series, then it moves on to the best of 7. The champions will get a reward. I have an Adobe InDesign file that is set up and can quickly be edited with logos of whichever teams the students would like. This could also be done using other images, not just NBA teams.
I also think a good extension activity would be to have the students create secret codes for each other that they then have to solve.
I think one of the hardest parts is making sure that students are all actually getting the ideas, not just looking at the other numbers that are being help up during that activity and copying them.
ECS Binary Teams.pdf (157.4 KB)