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Number Systems

Author: 
Ontario Ministry of Education
Issue Date: 
Monday, August 6, 2007
Description: 
Students develop an understanding of the relationship between the binary number system and computer logic. Also, students learn how to convert Base 10 numbers into binary and vice versa. Character representation of binary codes is explored. Students have the opportunity to experiment in writing their own message and decoding. No computer necessary. Grades 9-10. Prior knowledge: decimal number system and place value.
Keywords: 
binary, decimal, base 10, convert, character representation, decoding, encoding, ASCII, logic, sets, function
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Learner
Type: 
Instructional Material : Lesson
Publisher: 
Ontario Ministry of Education; unit 2 of Computer Engineering Technology grade 10 course
URL: 
www.acse.net
CSTA Classification: 

CT.L2-14

Examine connections between elements of mathematics and computer science, including binary numbers, logic, sets and functions.

CD.L3A-03

Describe the principal components of computer organization (e.g., input, output, processing, and storage).

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