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Tech-IT - Binary Beads

Time Frame

1 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size

Small Groups

Life Skills

  • Aesthetics
  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Systems Thinking

Authors

Ryan Andersen
Jeff Hinton
Carl Lyman
MICHAEL WOOD

Summary

Project:
In this project you will use colored beads representing 1's & 0's to create a key ring holder with your initials written in binary.

Background:
All computers operate on a binary number system. That is a number system that is represented by 0 and 1. In a computer, which is electronic, everything is stored in millions or “switches” which are either “On” or “Off”. When the switch is “On” it is represented by a 1. When it is “Off” it is represented by a 0.

There are 10 numbers (0-9) in the number system we use everyday. A number system based on 10 numbers is called a decimal system. The number system based on only 2 numbers (0-1) is called the binary number system.


Background for Teachers

Attachments

In this project you will use colored beads representing 1's & 0's to create a key ring holder with your initials written in binary.


Instructional Procedures

Attachments

Project:
In this project you will use colored beads representing 1's & 0's to create a key ring holder with your initials written in binary.

Background
All computers operate on a binary number system. That is a number system that is represented by 0 and 1. In a computer, which is electronic, everything is stored in millions or “switches” which are either “On” or “Off”. When the switch is “On” it is represented by a 1. When it is “Off” it is represented by a 0.

There are 10 numbers (0-9) in the number system we use everyday. A number system based on 10 numbers is called a decimal system. The number system based on only 2 numbers (0-1) is called the binary number system.


Created: 06/13/2011
Updated: 01/19/2018
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