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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Cryptography

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.


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Stimulus Questions

Clever mathematical methods are responsible for keeping data safe and private - even your private email!

  • How did mathematicians help win the war?

  • Why is 2012 a special year for Bletchley Park?

  • Is any communication secret?

  • Are any of my personal details private on the internet?

  • How is prime factor decomposition related to cryptography?

   - What is public key cryptography?

   - What about elliptic curves?

  • What is frequency analysis and how can it help crack a code?

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An Introduction to Cryptography

Real Applications at the Science Centre

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Books in the Senior Library

Cryptography - POPSCI

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