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Sharing Teaching Ideas
Sharing Teaching Ideas: Calculator Cryptography

Matthew Hall 

March 2003, Volume 96, Issue 3, Page 210

Abstract:
Using cryptography to demonstrate the importance of algebra and the use of technology as an effective real application of mathematics. Simple encoding and decoding of messages are explained for student learning of modular arithmetic. This elementary encounter with cryptography along with its historical and modern background serves to motivate students' interest in the mathematics.

Keywords:
Article
Calculators
Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Matrices