Numbers, Codes and Data

National Science Foundation
Foundations of the Future
Vermont State Colleges and Technical Centers


Module Codes: Numbers, Codes and Data. (1 cr)

  1. This module reviews systems from the basic definitions of binary numbers, groups of binary digits that form codes, and common data types used in information processing. Attention is given to arithmetic operations, including modulo arithmetic, on the binary, octal, and hexadecimal codes. Further attention is given to the relational operators (<, <=, >, >=, ==, !=) and how they operate on various data types.
  2. The learner is expected to have the following preparation:
    1. there is no prerequisite except being prepared for college level mathematics
    2. if possible, this module should be taken before language courses
  3. Partnership courses satisfying this module: none
  4. The prerequisite for this module is being prepared for college level mathematics.
  5. The module maps is intended for persons who did not cover the topics of part 1 in earlier courses
  6. Diagnostic sample test.
  7. To demonstrate knowledge and competence in the module, the learner will:
    1. pass a multiple choice test covering the notions, rules, exceptions, and typical uses of the new material at a 85% level
    2. demonstration of the use of numbers, codes, and data types of various levels of complexity


Updated 7/20/04 Contact: Mike Bozonie for information