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Computer Science Unit on Number Bases

Author: 
Owen, John
Issue Date: 
Monday, September 25, 2006
Description: 
This unit of study is designed to introduce the novice computer science student to the concept of number bases in general and to the comoputer number bases (2, 8, and 16) specifically. Counting, place value, conversions, operations and equations are covered. Written for Internet Explorer, though seems to work well with other browsers (Firefox, Safari)
Keywords: 
number bases
Other Disciplines: 
mathematics, arithmetic, computer math
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Learner
Type: 
Assessment Material : Rubric, Answer Key, Portfolio, Test
URL: 
jowen@acisd.org
CSTA Classification: 

CT.L2-14

Examine connections between elements of mathematics and computer science, including binary numbers, logic, sets and functions.

CPP.L3B-06

Anticipate future careers and the technologies that will exist.

CI.L3B-02

Analyze the beneficial and harmful effects of computing innovations.

CD.L3B-04

Describe the issues that impact network functionality (e.g., latency, bandwidth, firewalls, server capability).

CPP.L3B-04

Explore principles of system design in scaling, efficiency, and security.

CPP.L3B-05

Deploy principles of security by implementing encryption and authentication strategies.

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