Grades: 6th - 8th
Secret Communications: Sharing Concealed Messages presents learners with examples of various encryption methods. Opportunities abound to use inquiry as an approach to get into the mind of the code writer in order to decipher messages encrypted in various fashions.
Exposure to such examples empowers learners with the capacity to transfer and extend their knowledge of logical schemes and rules to different and novel situations. This ability is an earmark of genuine understanding.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Fusion, "Secret Communications: Sharing Concealed Messages" (2020). Fusion. 6.