# Digital Technologies / Year 5 and 6 / Knowledge and understanding / Data representation

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Curriculum content descriptions

explain how digital systems represent all data using numbers (AC9TDI6K03)

Elaborations
• representing data using whole numbers and recognising this is how digital systems represent data, for example converting letters in a message to numbers using their position in the alphabet
• explaining how the data type used to represent data changes the operations that can be performed on it, for example adding numbers performs addition whereas adding strings joins them
General capabilities
• Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Data representation,  Data processing

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