Across time and space

Students are exposed to examples of written representations, some of which date back millennia. This highlights that using symbols to represent information (just like computers do) has been a universal human practice for centuries. Representations are thereby placed within a much broader (and more familiar) context, preparing learners for their encounter with binary representations in the context of computing.

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Quiz:

Across time and space

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Q1.Why do you think people invented writing? (Credit: Clay tablet: Wikimedia)

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Q2.When writing was invented, what problems did it help solve?

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Q3.Information be represented by? (Credit: British Sign)

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Quiz:

Across time and space

This quiz is to assess your learning for this lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.Why do you think people invented writing? (Credit: Clay tablet: Wikimedia)

1/3

Q2.When writing was invented, what problems did it help solve?

2/3

Q3.Information be represented by? (Credit: British Sign)

3/3

Lesson summary: Across time and space

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