|Section Title||Primary information||Description and Notes||Suggested resources|
|Lesson Length||The expected lesson length will be approximately one hour||
Some variation possible.
Assessment Level 1
|Students||The lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 students||Since this is a new specification, the lesson is suitable for Year 7 to 9 students and differentiated by outcome|
|Overall Focus||This lesson is a continuing look at binary patterns||
Students should be able to understand some of the basic principles of binary and be introduced to the ways that it works. They can then apply this knowledge to practical applications.
|Key words||logic, statements, Boolean, conditional, binary||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||represent numbers using binary patterns||
Evidence here will be student's own work and assessor observations.
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Some questions about how to understand binary patterns and binary functions in a wider sense||How can you work out an 8 bit binary pattern? What system will help you to work these systems out? What is a real-world application of this method?|
Students need to show that they understand binary and can interpret when it is used and why
|If you are using the Learning Machine learning system, students can add their comments and material to this site as evidence of their growing understanding. The site, if used consistently, will show progression via charts of activity and outcomes.|
|Teaching and Learning Elements||
One real world application of binary that students use every day, is the Internet. The Internet is a network of billions of computers. Each computer has a 32 bit address which is a binary address consisting of 4 X 8 bits. Each of the 4 blocks adds up to 255 (8 bits makes 256 variations, but you need to include 0). The main internet system, IP v4, uses this address system which gives 4.3 billion addresses. Looking here, there are now billions of web sites (so computers), so IP v6 is now being phased in which gives 3.4 x 10^38 possible addresses (that is a 'trillion-trillion-trillion'; undecillion' is an obscure term that describes this impossibly large number).
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
The Internet carries binary signals which are translated at either end by various devices. This has opened up a huge amount of ways to use this data. The graphic above is a VOIP (Voice Over IP) telephone which allows you to call all over the world for very little money. Students need to understand that binary carries everything: voice, video, text, etc.
|Homework||Students can make some comments on their blog or ePortfolio about what they think binary is with some clear examples.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding||Students can continue to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|