# Code Challenge Level 1

Welcome to the School Code Breaking Challenge, Level 1. Solve the clue below and then type the password given in the clue in the link provided below (no capital letters). […]

Welcome to the School Code Breaking Challenge, Level 1. Solve the clue below and then type the password given in the clue in the link provided below (no capital letters). […]

Welcome to the School Code Breaking Challenge, Level 2. Solve the clue below and then type the password given in the clue in the link provided below (no capital letters). […]

Murder in the Maths Department! A murder has been committed in the maths department! A body has been discovered surrounded by mathematical objects and only the hardworking maths teachers were […]

Murder in the Maths Department A murder has been committed in the maths department! A body has been discovered surrounded by mathematical objects and only the hardworking maths teachers were […]

Level 5 Code Number 1 Information: Actually, this is quite a nice gentle start to Level 5 – but don’t worry, they do get harder! When you’ve cracked it, click […]

Level 6 Code Number 1 Information: Binary strings are used as a method of transmitting data across large distances (Voyager 1 used this method to transmit pictures from Jupiter in […]

Alan Turing Cryptography Competition Manchester University are running their 5th Alan Turing Cryptography Competition this January. It’s aimed at secondary and post 16 students. If you are in the UK […]

Crack the Beale Papers and find a $65 Million buried treasure? The story of a priceless buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels (worth around $65 million in today’s money) […]

Code Crackers, can You Find the Hidden Message? The picture above looks like a normal picture of Albert Einstein – one of the world’s greatest ever mathematicians. However, it’s concealing […]

The one time pad is a very secure way of encoding messages – so secure in fact that it is unbreakable as long as the agents using it don’t make […]

Cracking Codes Lesson 1 Introduction: 5 minutes – Use a Morse Code Generator to play some (very slowed down) messages for students to decode. Discuss why this is was a good […]

Crypto Analysis to Crack Vigenere Ciphers (This post assumes some familiarity with both Vigenere and Ceasar Shift Ciphers. You can do some background reading on them here first). We can […]

This is inspired from the great site, Practical Cryptography which is a really good resource for code making and code breaking. One of their articles is about how we can […]

Elliptical Curve Cryptography This post builds on some of the ideas in the previous post on elliptical curves. The excellent Numberphile video above expands on some of the ideas below. […]

ISBN codes are used on all books published worldwide. It’s a very powerful and useful code, because it has been designed so that if you enter the wrong ISBN code […]

The Drake Equation was intended by astronomer Frank Drake to spark a dialogue about the odds of intelligent life on other planets. He was one of the founding members of […]