Year 8 – Lesson 3 – Binary digits

Curriculum KS3 Unit Lesson

Learners grasp what binary digits are by associating them with familiar sets of symbols such as letters and decimal digits. Learners solve simple problems that reinforce the connection between (alphanumeric) information and its binary representation. They also consider the question of why binary digits are predominantly used in conjunction with computing systems.

Learning objectives

  • Explain what binary digits (bits) are, in terms of familiar symbols such as digits or letters
  • Measure the size or length of a sequence of bits as the number of binary digits that it contains

Package contents

  • Lesson plans
  • Slide decks
  • Learner resources
  • Homework