Binary numbers (Option 3)

  1. Each student will be given a set of five binary number cards (ie. 1-2-4-8-16).
  2. The cards will be placed in order and facing down with 16-dot card to student’s left (Modify this activity with younger students and use maybe 3 cards).
  3. Demonstrate and discuss first as a group activity pick a few various numbers and have the students flip over the cards to form these numbers. For example the number 5, the cards with 1-dot and 4-dots will be facing up.
  4. For individual activity, students will be given a worksheet of various combination of off (and represented by 0) and on (and represented by 0) light-bulbs, and with the help of the five binary number cards to calculate the final number.

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