A- Elementary School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
Science as Inquiry
Event Score Sheet:
Teams will cryptanalyze (decode) encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques and show skill with ciphers by decrypting a message.
Teams must bring a writing utensil. No other resources are allowed.
High score wins
- Students do not have to work through each cipher together – divide and conquer the test! You are allowed to take it apart.
Will the students be given the Caesar offset number or will they have to figure it out?
– If we give the Caesar offset, it will be worth less than if we don’t, but they might see it both ways!
What is the best way to study for this test?
- make test in the Codebusters tool – this is how all the tests will be made this year, so students should get used to the format. They can make ciphers for each other too – you can’t break it, let them take a sentence and change the cipher type to see how it changes what will print on the page!
Important update from the Coaches institute. The K2 alphabet hint is actually a K1 alphabet hint. Everything described works the same, just the label is a K1 instead of K2. You can read on how to solve with a K1 alphabet at http://toebes.com/Ciphers/Solving%20a%20K1%20Alphabet.htm.
Previous tests can be found at http://toebes.com/Ciphers/index.html
CIA – break the code
The Imitation Game
Cryptograms.orgMake your own codes:
Encode/Decode Tool: http://www.dcode.fr/hill-cipher