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A Beginner's Guide to Codebreaking

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Title:

A Beginner's Guide to Codebreaking

URL:

https://www.cipherchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/A-beginners-guide-to-codebreaking-1.1b.pdf

Content Source:

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CipherChallenge.org
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

These notes form a brief introduction to using and cracking substitution ciphers and transposition ciphers, to accompany the teaching materials provided with the University of Southampton National Cipher Challenge. The website for the competition can be found at www.cipherchallenge.org.

Written by Prof. Graham A. Niblo

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
1) Construct a basic system of numbers, letters, or symbols to represent information as a cipher.

Examples: Combine data from multiple sources, sorting multi-level.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • construct a basic system of numbers, letters, or symbols to represent information as a cipher.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • basic system of numbers
  • symbols
  • represent information
  • cipher
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a basic system of numbers, letters, or symbols can represent information as a cipher.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • construct a basic system of numbers, letters, or symbols to represent information as a cipher.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a basic system of numbers, letters, or symbols can represent information as a cipher.
Tags: cipher, codebreaking, decryption, encryption
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