Binary Language - Computers Activity

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1. How many digits are there in the binary system (Base 2) numbers?

 

Write the digits.

TAI -(Think About It) The prefix bi means 2.

Write the name of a common 2 wheeled transportation device that begins with the prefix Bi.

 

 

Humans can be described as bipedal. This is because humans have

 

The herb parsley is biennial. How long does parsley live?

 

Your town is celebrating its bicentennial which means it is

 

The magician announces, "And now I shall bisect my lovely assistant G.W.!" You can hardly wait for him to

 

 

2. To computers the binary digits are not 1s and 0s. They are....

 

 

3. Food for Thought

A single binary digit is called a _______________

Four single binary units are called a ____________________________________

A byte is ___________________. A single byte can represent the decimal values ________________________

A 16-bit word has how many bytes? ____________________________

 

4. Review this explanation of counting in binary.

Write the number two in binary. __________

Write the number four in binary __________

Write the number ten in binary ___________

 

Reach: Study the example under How to Read a Binary Number. Write your age in binary.

128
64
32
16
8
4
2
1
               

Write the answers in binary.

How long is the Statue of Liberty's index finger?

128
64
32
16
8
4
2
1
               

 

How many Doric columns does the Lincoln Memorial have?

128
64
32
16
8
4
2
1
               

 

Inside the Washington Monument there how many are memorial stones?

128
64
32
16
8
4
2
1
               

 

5. A million bytes is commonly referred to as ____________________________________________________

 

6. All the letters of our alphabet can be represented in binary code. Write the name JEN in binary using this chart.
(This challenge really makes you appreciate your word processor.)

 

Love a challenge? Inscribe your first name in binary code.

 

 

 

7. Learning binary provides you with 2 things. Name them.

 

 

 

 

 

8. What is the difference between an ASCII file and a Binary file? _________________________________

 

 

9. One measure of a computer’s speed and power is _______________________________________________

 

 

Which is the fastest? a 64 bit CPU / 32 bit CPU / 16 bit CPU

 

10. TAI - Underline the test that uses a binary form. Multiple guess / essays / true false / fill in the blank

Explore further

Consider the Power of Possibilities through Andreessen's eye

 

"You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone." ~ Percy Cerutty

Extensions:

bullet How Bits and Bytes Work | bullet PBS 39 - Career Gates - Technology online video

bullet Watch What is Digital? at Future Channels | bullet The Revolutionaries

bullet Follow this tutorial and take the Review. | bullet Online Collaborations & Social Networking

bullet Small Pieces, Loosely Joined activity | bullet Food for thought - Did You Know 2.0? - Are you 21st Century Literate?

bullet National Science Foundation and the Birth of the Internet

 


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