The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes

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The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes

The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes

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Cryptography requires mathematics such as multiplication, division with remainder, common factors and large prime numbers. In a CryptoClub, students explore cryptography through games and informal activities that involve secret messages. By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you. Math topics covered include: - Addition and Subtraction with, negative numbers, decimals, and percentages - Factorization - Modular Arithmetic - Exponentiation - Prime Numbers - Frequency Analysis.

It introduces ciphers in a way that encourages problem-solving and reasoning, and provides engaging messages to encrypt, decrypt, and crack. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Using mathematics to encrypt a message makes it easier for the sender to communicate to the recipient how the message should be decrypted.Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Janet is a School Development Director at University of Chicago STEM Education, and an emerita professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Student-friendly ways to create the tutorials are developed and best practices for incorporating tutorial making in CryptoClub programs are investigated.Some CryptoClubs meet in schools as afterschool clubs or elective classes taught during the school day. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

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