The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes

1st Edition

Janet Beissinger, Vera Pless

A K Peters/CRC Press
Published November 8, 2006
Textbook - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781568812236 - CAT# K00700

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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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