The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes

The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes

by Janet Beissinger, Vera Pless
     
 

Join the Cryptokids as they apply basic mathematics to make and break secret codes. This book has many hands-on activities that have been tested in both classrooms and informal settings. Classic coding methods are discussed, such as Caesar, substitution, Vigenère, and multiplicative ciphers as well as the modern RSA. Math topics covered include: -

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Join the Cryptokids as they apply basic mathematics to make and break secret codes. This book has many hands-on activities that have been tested in both classrooms and informal settings. Classic coding methods are discussed, such as Caesar, substitution, Vigenère, and multiplicative ciphers as well as the modern RSA. Math topics covered include: - Addition and Subtraction with, negative numbers, decimals, and percentages - Factorization - Modular Arithmetic - Exponentiation - Prime Numbers - Frequency Analysis.

The accompanying workbook, The Cryptoclub Workbook: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes provides students with problems related to each section to help them master the concepts introduced throughout the book. A PDF version of the workbook is available at no charge on the download tab, a printed workbook is available for $19.95 (K00701). The teacher manual can be requested from the publisher by contacting the Academic Sales Manager, Susie Carlisle

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568812236
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/14/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
511,565
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 7.87(h) x (d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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@text:This book has many hands-on activities that have been tested in classrooms and informal settings. It covers classic coding methods such as Caesar, substitution, Vigenère, and multiplicative ciphers as well as the modern RSA. It also discusses math topics such as addition and subtraction with negative numbers, decimals, and percentages, factorization, modular arithmetic, exponentiation, prime numbers, and frequency analysis. The accompanying workbook provides students with problems related to each section to help them master the concepts introduced throughout the book.

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