Year 6 Binary Code Teacher Notes
Pupil Activity Code: 6433  What is it?
Objectives/outcomes
Understand why computers/electronics use binary.
To convert binary code to denary numbers (decimal numbers) and visa versa.
What will you and your pupils need?
Pupils will need access to the pupil activity pack (see code above) and the Internet for some of the activities below and to watch the video tutorials.
Teacher Input
You could start the lesson by watching the first video below. Talk about some of the main parts fo the video, such as the use of on/off being a string of zeros and ones. The video demonstrates how a computer converts a decimal/denary numbers into binary. You could go over another few examples as a class.
Assessment
We have created a binary challenge sheet below for pupils to show their knowledge of converting decimal numbers to binary and visa versa. The PDF also includes the teacher answer sheet.
Pupil Activity Code: 6433  What is it?
Objectives/outcomes
Understand why computers/electronics use binary.
To convert binary code to denary numbers (decimal numbers) and visa versa.
What will you and your pupils need?
Pupils will need access to the pupil activity pack (see code above) and the Internet for some of the activities below and to watch the video tutorials.
Teacher Input
You could start the lesson by watching the first video below. Talk about some of the main parts fo the video, such as the use of on/off being a string of zeros and ones. The video demonstrates how a computer converts a decimal/denary numbers into binary. You could go over another few examples as a class.
Assessment
We have created a binary challenge sheet below for pupils to show their knowledge of converting decimal numbers to binary and visa versa. The PDF also includes the teacher answer sheet.

Cross curricular links
Binary is excellent for mental maths involving addition.
Binary is excellent for mental maths involving addition.
1. What is Binary Code?
Watch the video above to learn what binary code is, why computers use it and how to convert numbers to it.
Watch the video above to learn what binary code is, why computers use it and how to convert numbers to it.