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Color By Numbers

Author: 
Bell, Tim ; Fellows, Mike ; Witten, Ian
Issue Date: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Description: 
The computer stores drawings, photographs, text, and other pictures using only numbers. This activity demonstrates how that is done. No computers are required; students use two worksheet activities, called “Kid fax” and “Make your own picture” from the website. Grade 2 or older. Prior knowledge: Grade 2 geometry (exploring shapes), counting, graphing. This is activity 2 from the free book on the website.
Keywords: 
binary numbers, no computer required, computer storage, numbers representing pictures, numbers representing text
Education Levels: 
Upper Elementary
Middle School
Intended Audience: 
Learner
Type: 
Instructional Material : Lesson
Publisher: 
csunplugged.org
URL: 
csunplugged.org
CSTA Classification: 

CT.L2-14

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

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