B4 Primary School Starter Kit

The B4 Primary School Starter Kit consists of 6 computing modules that represent core functions of a computer, such as binary counting, variables, adding, and graphics. With these, students undertake experiments which familiarises them with the binary number system and how computers work inside.

The B4 Primary School Starter Kit is accompanied by a comprehensive course to guide teachers and students. Through a series of eight lessons, students experiment and learn about the binary system, variables, binary to decimal number conversion, how a computer adds numbers, making graphics output and animations and pixels.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6
Content type Tools for learning
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Data representation
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Examine the main components of common digital systems and how they may connect together to form networks to transmit data


Examine how whole numbers are used to represent all data in digital systems


Define problems in terms of data and functional requirements drawing on previously solved problems


Explain how student solutions and existing information systems are sustainable and meet current and future local community needs


Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols

Technologies & Programming Language​s Electronic programming boards
Keywords Digital systems, Data representation, B4, Microcontroller, Development board, Programming board, Binary, Study guide, Tutorials

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