# Data Representation: Millions of Colors

Lesson Focus
Display devices on cellphones, tablets and computers of all sizes, use bits of information to represent color. By first creating, and then playing a card game, students learn how additive color is represented as binary and hexadecimal numbers. They will also get practice in recognizing and manipulating binary and hexadecimal representations.

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### Age Levels:

14 - 17
Objectives
Introduce students to:
• number systems used in computing: binary, hexadecimal.
• how color is displayed on digital devices.
• how and why additive color is represented as a single number.
• why there are millions of colors available on mobile devices and computer screens.

Anticipated Learner Outcomes
Students will demonstrate/explain:
• how information is stored in binary, and represented in hexadecimal form.
• how additive color is represented in binary and hexadecimal.
• how to add and subtract hexadecimal numbers.

Lesson Activities

By first creating, and then playing a card game, students learn how additive color is represented as binary and hexadecimal numbers.

### Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.

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