Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will investigate the use of symbols to represent information (just like computers do) and relate this to human practice for centuries. We will prepare for exploring binary representations in the context of computing.


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3 Questions

Why do you think people invented writing? (Credit: Clay tablet: Wikimedia)
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To help speaking
Correct answer: To record information
To summarise data
When writing was invented, what problems did it help solve?
Reduce crime
Correct answer: Store and process infromation
Understand language
Information be represented by? (Credit: British Sign)
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Choreographed dance routines
Oral communication
Correct answer: Sequences of symbols