Decimal to Binary Number Conversion can be Fun

Polycarpou, Irene (2014) Decimal to Binary Number Conversion can be Fun. In: 2014 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS 2014), 21-24 July 2014, Las Vegas, USA.

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Numbering systems are of great importance in Computer Science and Engineering education. The binary numbering system can be considered as one of the most fundamental, since its understanding is essential for the understanding of other Computer Science and Engineering concepts, such as data representation, data storage, computer architecture, networking, and many more. Yet, students are having difficulties understanding it. One approach which has been shown to improve learning of different science and mathematics concepts is the use of educational games. Educational games have the potential to engage and motivate learners through fun activities. This paper presents a small exploratory survey on an electronic educational game for practicing decimal to binary number conversions.

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