"Cryptography, the science of secret messages, is an intriguing STEM topic and an important application of mathematics.
CryptoClub is a 16-20 hour afterschool curriculum designed to teach cryptography and mathematics to students in grades 6-8. It uses games, treasure hunts, and other informal activities to engage students in learning cryptography and applying middle-school mathematics. The CryptoClub curriculum has been developed and tested with support from the National Science Foundation.
Additional information and an application may be found on our website at www.math.uic.edu/CryptoClubProject. Registration priority is given to applicants who have approval to conduct a CryptoClub program in 2015-2016."
This module is designed to help you explore how math affects your life each day and features a requirement on ciphers and cryptography.
See Requirement #4. Secret Codes
Look up, then discuss with your counselor each of the following:
At least three ways secret codes or ciphers are made
How secret codes and ciphers relate to mathematics
Design a secret code or cipher. Then do the following:
Write a message in your code or cipher.
Share your code or cipher with your counselor.
For more information contact Debra Levine, Project Coordinator at email@example.com.
The CryptoClub--Learning Sciences Research Institute Math Department University of Illinois at Chicago