Codebreaking and Cryptography - Free online evening enrichment session

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Overview

Crack codes and compete! Discover the mathematics behind cryptography with Open University academic Dr Katie Chicot.

Ever wondered how Julius Caesar sent messages of military significance, or how prisoners of war communicated with each other? Delve into the ancient science and art of cryptography with Open University mathematician Katie Chicot. Put your mathematical skills and problem solving abilities to the test in this interactive session to break ancient and modern codes!

The event will take place using Zoom. A registration link will be sent to each teacher for them to share with the students who are attending.

Aims

  • To develop students' problem solving skills
  • To highlight a fun and useful application of maths

Materials and Equipment

This event will take place via a Zoom webinar, so participants will need to be able to access Zoom.

Cost

This is a free event for state-funded schools and academies.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#10040

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 9 & 10

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Reasoning, Maths in other subjects

Event format:

Enrichment

Event length:

1.5 hours

Region:

North West

Venue:

Online

Date:

Thu 14th Jul 2022

Course times:

19:00 - 20:30

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Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Andrew Birch
[email protected]

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