Binary Systems

This topic answers the key question: What is binary and why is it important in computing?

The Presentation

Binary systems presentation

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Learning Activities

Some ideas for learning activities that might follow this video in class:

  • Create a comparison of number systems, include binary, denary and hexadecimal.  You could also include Roman numerals, and Aegean numerals, tally marks, octal and any other number or numeral systems you can find.  Explain how each number system works and show examples.