Students learn about the representation of numbers and the abstraction of different numbering systems through the use of visual objects
Overview and Background
These blocks are meant to represent the digits in a octal numbering system. Each one block represents a single digit in the one column, eight block represents the a single digit in the eight's place, and the sixty-four black represents a single number in the sixty-four place. These blocks can also be used to represent the base ten equivalent by counting the number of squares within the block.
Lesson Plan and Activity
- Describe different Numbering Systems
- Convert numbers from different numbering systems
- Compare Octal system to Base 10
-To complete the activity student should be able to convert any base 10 number into a base 8 number and convert a base 8 number into a base 10 number.
-explain what numbering systems are using base 10 are the base
-using visual aids create base 8 numbers and how to read the number
-using the visual aids show how to convert from a base 8 number to base 10.
-using visual aids show how to convert base 10 to base.
-You will need to print out a complete set of visual aid blocks. This will be 7 ones, 7 eights, and 7 sixty-fours.