Binary Weaving

Computers use binary numbers (Base 2), a series on “ons” and “offs” that encode information. In this activity, students use the Ascii alphabet to encode a message into woven band, and then other students can decode the information.

Grades covered: 4 through 12
Curriculum Topics: Binary Numbers, Place Value, Exponents, Number Bases


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Categories include:
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Math
Tags: Expressions & Equations, Number System, Place Value
Subjects covered: ["Math"]