Paint by Pixels

Subjects: Maths Art
Key Stages: KS1 KS2 KS3

Data Representation is a key concept in computing, but often one that pupils can find difficult to grasp. Playing on the popular paint by numbers game this activity enables pupils to 'see' and manipulate bits and pixels to create their own graphics. Getting pupils to use a spreadsheet to create their pixelated graphics can help incorporate important Digital Literacy skills, while encouraging electronic communication to get pupils to send their stream of 'data bits' to each other can help illustrate networking concepts. The complexity of this set of activities lies with the teacher, its easy adapdibility makes it suitable for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 and above.