Year 8 – Lesson 4 – Numbers in binary

Curriculum KS3 Unit Lesson

Learners build upon their familiarity with using a decimal numbering system, in order to draw analogies with how numbers can be represented using binary. They use activities, either unplugged or software-based, to become familiar with binary number representation and convert between binary and decimal.

Learning objectives

  • Describe how natural numbers are represented as sequences of binary digits
  • Convert a decimal number to binary and vice versa

Package contents

  • Lesson plans
  • Slide decks
  • Learner resources
  • Homework