Codebreaking

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Groups of approximately 30 learners

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Keystage 3

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40-60 minutes

About the Workshop

  • Short introduction to codes and their history though to modern computing. 

  • Discussion around why we use codes and examples (Ann Lister, Alan turning) 

  • Series of codebreaking challenges in pairs that build on from each other (Pixel coding, cyphers, morse code, tangrams etc). 

  • Discussion around careers linked to maths and coding Can be run as a careers fair stand.

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Room requirements:

  • Standard classroom with plenty of floor space. 

  • Projector and screen.

Skills Builder Framework Links:

  • Listening 

  • Problem solving 

  • Creativity 

  • Staying positive

  •  Teamwork 

  • Aiming high

Curriculum links:


Mathematics

  • Begin to reason deductively in geometry, number and algebra, including using geometrical constructions. 

  • Select appropriate concepts, methods and techniques to apply to unfamiliar and non-routine problems. 


Computing 

  • Understand how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system; understand how data of various types (including text, sounds and pictures) can be represented and manipulated digitally, in the form of binary digits.

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