Students need to understand:


  • how to add two 8 bit binary integers and explain overflow errors which may occur
  • binary shifts

Choose from the following to help you learn:


CAMBRIDGE Computer Science: 
Pages 133-136. Sections "Binary sums", "Binary shifts" which continues to the bottom of Page 136.
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Page 137 & 138. Sections "Addition of binary numbers" and "Binary shifts".
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition): 
Page 52, Section "adding binary numbers". 
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012): 
Page 12, Section "adding binary numbers". 
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition):
Page 125. R63 "Binary addition" and Page 133, R67 "Binary Shifts"
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Pages 149-151. Sections "Adding binary numbers" and "Binary shifts"

Web Sites

  • MrDMcKnight: Watch all (12:19). Binary addition
  • MrDMcKnight: Watch from 10:41. Overflow error
  • MrJBilton: Watch all (1:23). Binary addition
  • Computer Science Tutor: Watch from 8:45 to 12:10. Binary addition
  • Computer Science Tutor: Watch from 12:31 to 13:47. Overflow error
  • Cambridge GCSE Computing: Watch all (2:31) Adding 8-bit binary numbers, Part A
  • Cambridge GCSE Computing: Watch all (1:24) Overflow errors, Part B
  • CatComputerTeacher: Watch all (5:14) Binary shifts
  • Mr Powell's CS Channel: Watch all (4:13) Right and left shifts

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