Binary Addition

One of the other tasks required for GCSE computer science is the ability to add two binary numbers up to 8 bits and consider overflow. But starting small might be better Hopefully this interactive will help. Starting Small In binary 12 + 02 = 12 (The little 2 denotes using binary or base 2) But

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Binary Bytes to Hexadecimal Pairs

Binary is perhaps very simple at heart, but confusing at first when you have spent all your life dealing with ten digits instead of two. GCSE computing requires students to both understand binary and use it. In addition, an understanding of hexadecimal is required too. So here I hope to make life a little easier

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Blast off with the Micro:Bit

Hardware SetUp – Computer/Laptop To get going you are going to need a Microbit, battery holder, two AAA batteries and a USB lead. These can all be bought as a pack from under £15. Do be careful about USB phone charging leads, which may not pass data as these pins aren’t wired. Connect the micro

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Holding Hands

So like many, I have bought technology and used it once, then moved on to the next thing. The Micro:Bit was a prime example of this, when back in 2016 I was introduced to this new technology in a classroom setting with a very prescribed “now do this” session. It was hard to follow and

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