History and Binary Day

Graphic from Google Survey - Theme Binary Blue
Graphic from Google Survey - Theme Binary Blue

When is Binary Day?
Please share your answers at: spreadsheets.google.com

DO: L.C Lesson 1 Creating Documents and Lesson 2 Formatting.
Computer Scientists program computers so you can use a Word Processor.
Binary code helps computers run. You can type up what you learn in the digital age by practicing creating and formatting documents.

Advanced Thinkers Only!
In the search engine Wolfram Alpha type:  11011 binary to decimal
Next  type  11111 binary to decimal

  • What answers did you get?
  • What pattern do you see? Try more numbers to find the process.
  • Would you like to learn binary math?

Advanced Doers:

  1. Download a Binary Clock:  http://www.sb-software.com/binaryclock/
  2. Dowload a Number Base Converter: http://www.sb-software.com/baseconverter/

For more fun:

  • Are you a BINARY KID?
  • Take the last 2 digits of the year you were born plus the age you will be this year and see if it EQUALS 11. If you were born in the 1900s, does it equal 111?

And be efficient – time yourself in binary.

Anelace “Electric Sand®” Timer
Anelace “Electric Sand®” Timer

Steps to code here.

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In 2011 Karen North was a 28-year computer science, math, technology systems and business teacher. She is an officer with ISTE SIGCT and is on the CSTA Committee working on K-8 Model Curriculum. She is currently a Technology Specialist at an elementary school in Houston ISD, allowing her the opportunity to put into practice her CS research on the K-5 level. Ms. North began her advocacy for computing in the 1980s programming BASIC, Logo and the T.I. Calculator in math courses. She also sponsored the recycling club at her school and is chair of the education committee for Keep Houston Beautiful. Retired now still advocating for outdoor and computer science education. See her home site www.build-a-brain.com for her on going advocacy.

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