Second Graders Create Fall Messages Binary Code

This morning in the AT&T Classroom Mrs. Oesch led the students in a coding lesson that introduced the second graders to using binary code - a coding system utilizing numbers 1 and 0 in strings to create code. In this morning’s lesson, the children learned to work with binary code to create a secret Fall message.

The lesson was designed to engage students in using skills for computational thinking. The term computational thinking refers to a set of diverse problem-solving skills that develop as a result of experimenting with computation and programming and include thought processes for logic, reasoning, and designing innovative thinking.  Providing opportunities for children to learn coding skills also fosters their abilities for mathematical reasoning, critical thinking and problem-solving.