Ciphering a sentence

A cipher is a message that has been written in such a way (encoded) that it is unreadable by others. In this lesson, students will use mapping to encode a sentence. Students will work with a partner to create an algorithm that describes the encryption process. They will also examine encoded and decoded messages to recognize patterns to help decode messages and develop strategies to decompose the problem.

Additional details

Year band(s) 3-4, 5-6
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Technologies & Programming Language​s other programming languages
Keywords Algorithm, Computational thinking, Secret messages, Encryption, Decryption, Cipher, Pattern recognition, Decomposition, Google for Education, Education, Google, GoogleCT
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs English



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