What is it?

Bit is short for 'Binary digIT' and is the basic, and smallest, unit of data in computing.

How does it work?

A bit can only be one of two values: 0 or 1.

Why is it useful?

All coding for computer programs and storage on computers involves the use of bits.

What do you need to keep in mind about your child and bits?

Bits are the building blocks of computing. If your child is interested in learning how to code, they will need to learn more about the mathematics behind this process and programming languages.

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