# Teaching Binary Code

## Alternate Number Bases

Alternate Number Systems are really interesting and I make sure I expose all my students to them at some point in the school year. But, as you all know, curriculums around the world are overcrowded so I tend to set exploring binary as a homework task and then explore it more in class.

Here are a few teaching ideas I’ve found work to make the job a little easier.

**Task**: Working with a partner, use the Comic Strip Explaining **How to Count in Binary **on your Fingers to explore the Base 2 number system. You will know you are finished this task when you can explain the 11 jokes on this page. 😉

**Counting in Binary Game**

Once you have the basic principles of binary under control you should be ready to attack this Online Binary Code Game.