CS Unplugged: Field guide: Data Representation

An online resource for teaching Computer Science to students, this chapter focuses on Data Representation. This chapter is about some of the different methods that computers use to code different kinds of information in patterns of bits, and how this affects the cost and quality of what we do on the computer.

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Year band(s) F-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Data representation
Keywords Data Representation, Data visualisation, Data collection, Binary, Hexadecimal, Byte, Unicode, Colours, RGB Colour Mixer, CMY Colour Mixer

University of Canterbury, New Zealand


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