Lesson 4: Using binary - numbers

Learning that computers use binary to carry out calculations, children perform their own addition and subtraction binary calculations

Learning Objectives

  • Using simple operations to calculate bit patterns

  • Recalling how binary can be used to represent numbers up to 255

  • Recognising that computers use binary mathematically

  • Calculating I can carry out binary addition (and subtraction)

Lesson Plan

Using binary numbers
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Binary addition activity
Binary addition activity answers
Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Computing specialist
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