WW2 cross-curricular codebreaking project

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Created bychk242

A bit of maths and history all bundled together. A project that goes a bit off piste from the National Currciulum, but encourages students to realise the value of resilience and perseverence when solving mathematical problems. We taught it over a couple of lessons to the whole of y8. There is a range of resources suitable for low to high attainers. Get maths and history teachers working together to deliver it!

  • Codebreakers Introductory Powerpoint.ppt
  • Caesar Shift WW2 codes.doc
  • Frequency Analysis.doc
  • Pigpen cipher WW2 codes.doc
  • Transposition Cipher.doc
  • Vigenere Square WW2 code.doc
  • Codes and answers.doc
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Codebreakers Introductory Powerpoint

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Caesar Shift WW2 codes

doc, 71 KB

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Frequency Analysis

doc, 28 KB

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Pigpen cipher WW2 codes

doc, 71 KB

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Transposition Cipher

doc, 77 KB

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Vigenere Square WW2 code

doc, 62 KB

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Codes and answers

doc, 60 KB

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CreatedMar 6, 2013
UpdatedJul 6, 2014
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  • 4
    user avatarbarmybunny8 months agoReport

    Excellent. A few minor mistakes such as a word missing from the Pigpen Cipher, so do work it through before you use it.

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    Thank you for publishing your resource. This resource has been chosen to be featured in the history newsletter.

  • 5
    user avatarrobertbulmer10 months agoReport

    Absolutely brilliant...I have combined it with this website and students really enjoy it: http://www.cryptoclub.org/tools/caesar_cipher.php

  • 5
    user avatarsgosrania year agoReport

    Another excellent resource!