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Unit Overview: Representations: from clay to silicon

Lessons:

6 lessons

Lights and drums

In this lesson, we will learn how to encode, transmit, and decode short messages using a variety of coding schemes and communication medium (signals, light, sounds, holes in paper, etc.). We will understand that text representation uses sequences of symbols.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 19m Video
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Binary Digits

In this lesson, we will grasp what binary digits are by associating them with familiar sets of symbols such as letters and decimal digits. We will solve simple problems that reinforce the connection between (alphanumeric) information and its binary representation.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 24m Video
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Large Quantities

In this lesson, we will explore the prefixes used for measuring size, such as 'kilo-', 'mega-', 'giga-', and 'tera-'. We will revisit digital computing devices using binary digits to represent all information (including programs).

  • 1 Quiz
  • 21m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript