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.
14 – 17
- 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
- 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.
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.