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Code Making and Code Breaking

In this 6-week course students will learn several different encryption techniques, including substitution and transposition ciphers. They will practice both encoding and decoding text.
Mrs. Coffman
49 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will
-- learn to create and decode several different types of ciphers.
-- understand frequency analysis and how it can be used to brute force decode a text.
-- understand the purposes of encryption in modern life and the role of mathematicians in modern government and business.
Students will want paper and pencil for encoding and decoding.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Mrs. CoffmanGifted and Talented Teacher
49 total reviews
50 completed classes

About Me

I have 21 years of teaching experience in grades K-8.  My bachelors degree is in Elementary Education from Boston University.  I have a masters degree in the Psychology of the Gifted an'd Talented from the University of Connecticut, and a graduate... 
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