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Cipher Wheel


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Cipher Wheel

In this activity, learners make their own encrypted code to pass along secret messages using a printable cipher wheel. Learners explore mathematical concepts and create their own simple algorithms to encode and decrypt messages to their friends and family. Includes a step-by-step instruction guide with pictures, examples of cipher algorithms to practice with, investigative questions to expand learning, and a section that explains the math behind the activity.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Computing
      • Information Technology
    • Technology
      • Information and Communication
  • Mathematics
    • Problem Solving

Informal Categories


  • Computers

Other


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  • All Rights Reserved, Science Museum Group, ©2020

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