Part of Lesson Plan: B6- Counting by 16's- How We Talk to Computers
Activity Overview / Details
One of the places students are most likely to see hexadecimal outside of programming is in color coding in paint programs like Photoshop. Show the attached video, “How to Understand Hexadecimal Color Code” from Adobe Corporation to show them how this works. These same color codes are used in Web Design also, so you can make that connection if you have your students do any web design.
If you have time and access to a program like Photoshop, allow them to try these color codes out.
Here is a final hexadecimal joke. See if your students get it: