Converting Numbers from Base 10 to Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal

How many different ways can you write the same number? Learners experiment with writing numbers using different bases. They progress from base 10 to base two, eight, and six.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your classroom and assign the videos as homework; use class time for practice
Classroom Considerations

  • If requiring independent viewing, individuals need computers with Internet access
  • Expects prior knowledge of place value and exponential expressions
Pros

  • Provides options for differentiation
  • Develops the concept by building on prerequisite skills
Cons

  • None