Task 3: Mysterious Codes and Ciphers in History


There are a number of very interesting codes and ciphers throughout history.

https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/10-of-the-most-mysterious-codes-and-ciphers-in-history/

One to investigate that might be fun for primary aged students is The Dancing Men cipher.

File:Danc-1 (The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1905 edition) SVG.svg

Danc-1 by Arthur Doyle used under CC0.

 

An Australian resource that would be useful is:

https://www.aamt.edu.au/Student-activities/National-Maths-Day/National-Maths-Day-2012/Dancing-men-cipher/(language)/eng-AU

Which provides some classroom discussion points and activities.

 

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