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### What is Binary?

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# What is Binary?

Binary is an alternate number system.

Our number system is Base 10. Binary is Base 2.

Here are a few teaching resources to make the teaching of binary a little easier.

**Task: **

Working with a partner and using the resources on this page explore the Base 2 number system so you can explain the 11 jokes on this page. :)

Binary on Your Fingers - here is a fantastic **downloadable comic strip** that outlines the principals behind the binary system.

**Counting in Binary Game **- Once you have the basic principles of binary under control you should be ready to attack this **binary code online game**.