Teaching Resource

8-bit Decoding Puzzle

PDF | 2 pages|Grade: 2 - Upper

A puzzle for students to solve when consolidating their understanding of coding.

Use this teaching resource when studying binary and coding in your classroom.

This puzzle has been designed to support students understanding of the patterns found in binary code. It can be used to assess students understanding as an informal assessment task, a consolidating activity or an extension task.

It requires a prior understanding of the value of each ‘bit’. Reading 8-bit ASCII Codes Worksheet and Binary On/Off Information Sheet are ideal resources to use prior to completing this puzzle in order to establish coding knowledge.

  National Curriculum Curriculum alignment

  • Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper

    Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.

  • Computing

    Pupils should be taught to: design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts; use sequence, selection, and repetition in progr...

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