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Assignment Brief 2014-15

Learner Name:

Jamie Squires

Qualification:

Level 2 BTEC First (Software Development)

Unit number & title:

Unit 18 Computational Thinking

Assignment number:

L2S-U18_A1-CP

Assignment Title:

Computer Calculations

Issue Date:

30th September 2014

Due Date:

Assessment Criteria Covered

13th October 2014 09:00am


Subject Tutor:

P1 Explain the computational uses of calculations and use of calculations to; write
numbers using power notation, convert from decimal to binary and hexadecimal numbers
systems
M1 Use Calculations to; identify rounding errors, show how natural numbers are
represented in a computer system, convert between all the three number systems
D1 Discuss how integers and rational numbers can be represented in a computer.

Christopher Pegg
IV:
Christopher Booth
IV Date:
September 2014

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Criteria

Achieved
1st Attempt

Feedback

P1

M1

D1

Rework Comments......

Spelling
Good

Report Structure
Requires Improvement

Good

Grammar
Good

Use of Technical Terminology


Requires Improvement

Good

Mathematics
Good

Requires Improvement

Requires Improvement

Bibliography

Requires Improvement

N/A

Good

Requires Improvement

Additional Comments.

Assessors name:

Mr Christopher Pegg

Signed:

Date:

Achieved
2nd Attempt

Learner Declaration

Please list the evidence submitted for each task. Indicate the page numbers where the evidence can be
found or describe the nature of the evidence (e.g. video, illustration, screenshots and supporting text).
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Tasks

You work as a facilitator in the Computing department at a local school. You have been asked to
investigate and complete the following tasks, to help to enhance the levels of Computational thinking
within your department.
P1:
a) Produce a short report that explains how the following calculations are used in a computer system;

Binary
Hexadecimal
RGB Values
150 words +/- 10%

b) Write the following decimal numbers using scientific notation. Make sure that you show your
calculations and relevant working out for each answer;

200
450
10000
37600
163000

c) Complete the table below, converting between binary, hexadecimal and decimal. Include your
working out on a separate sheet of paper;

Decimal

Binary

Hexadecimal

20
0000 0111
30
17
0001 1001
FF

M1:
You have been asked to investigate an error with the financial department spreadsheet. The spreadsheet
is displaying an error in cell F2 as shown below:
a)

The formula view for this spreadsheet can also be seen below

Produce a report for the finance department with the following sections;

Explain what you think may have caused the error in cell F2

Describe the following three numeric computer storage issues;


o

Division by Zero Error

Arithmetic Overflow

Arithmetic Underflow
225 words +/- 10%

b)
Complete the table below, showing how the following natural numbers can be represented in computer
memory. Include your working out on a separate sheet of paper;

Decimal (Natural)
8
16
32
48
51
63

Binary

Hexadecimal

D1:
You have been asked to produce a short informative PowerPoint presentation that discusses how
integers and rational numbers can be represented in a computer system.
Your presentation must have the following sections;

Definition of key terms;


o

Integers

Rational Numbers

How integers and rational numbers are represented in a computer system

Issues involved with representing negative binary numbers

How twos compliment can be used to overcome issues with representing negative binary
numbers.
400 words +/- 10%