Following on from last weeks workshop, Part-Baked games, this week’s workshop in our computing at home teaching series is Machine Code Mario, a workshop that will introduce your children to machine code – the language of computers.
Machine code is another name for binary code, the 1’s and 0’s that are used to control everything your computer does!
Machine Code Mario introduces students to binary in an innovative way. Starting with investigating why computers use binary, students explore how to represent decimal numbers in binary and then how to use this knowledge to create Super Mario courses using Super Mario Maker 2 that test the players understanding of binary representation. The design, exploration and development stages of the beginner workshop fit nicely into KS2.