Today students took their knowledge of sequence and applied it to encrypted text. Learning to decrypt a Vigenere cipher was an adventure today as students worked together to understand permutations. Students manipulated materials such as cardboard, construction paper, playing chips and represented permutations as functions, cycles and graphs. Students are preparing and excited for the next step where they will design scavenger hunts for their partners using techniques from the past few days!
Ask your student:
What clues might you want to give to someone during a scavenger hunt?
Which encryption technique did they like the best and why?