An interactive animation which illustrates counting in binary.
Type of Material:
In class - as a demonstration with the teacher explaining what is happening. With additional support it could be used for independent learning.
Requires Flash. Works in Firefox and IE - failed to work in Chrome (with Flash installed)
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Understanding of the binary counting system
The conversion from base 10 to base 2 numbers.
Target Student Population:
Mathematics, computer studies, basic electronics.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Exciting lively animation.
It could benefit from an audio description to explain what is happening in the animation and why.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Once the mechanism is understood the illustration should provide a memorable experience that leads to a good understanding.
The mechanism needs to be explained. A simple video with accompanying audio would be a useful addition for independent learning.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
It has very limited functionality but very good at what it does.
Very eay and fun to use.
When you access it first, it is not immediately obvious what you have to do. However a small amount of instruction from an instructor will solve that.
Other Issues and Comments:
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