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Broad Topics > Applications > Codes and cryptography

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Unlocking the Case

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A case is found with a combination lock. There is one clue about the number needed to open the case. Can you find the number and open the case?

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Some Secret Codes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you follow the rule to decode the messages?

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Numbered Cars

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

I was looking at the number plate of a car parked outside. Using my special code S208VBJ adds to 65. Can you crack my code and use it to find out what both of these number plates add up to?

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Cracking Codes

Stage: 1 and 2

Jenny Murray describes how she developed her interest in making and breaking codes.

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Building up to Coding

Stage: 1 and 2

This article describes the underlying mathematical ideas and skills involved in the important mathematical application of coding.

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Substitution Transposed

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Substitution and Transposition all in one! How fiendish can these codes get?

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Transposition Cipher

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?

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Substitution Cipher

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

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James's Code Challenge

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The Enigma Project's James Grime has created a video code challenge. Watch it here!

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Cipher Challenge Toolkit

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Our toolkit removes the drudgery of codebreaking while leaving you to do the hard thinking!

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Secondary Cipher Challenge Part 1

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Here is the start of a six-part challenge. Can you get to the end and crack the final message?

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Keeping it Safe and Quiet

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

Simon Singh describes PKC, its origins, and why the science of code making and breaking is such a secret occupation.

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The Best Card Trick?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?