Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Assassin" - Code Crackers

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Assassin," Agent Don Eppes has intercepted a coded messaget that he brings to his brother, Charlie, for decrypting. Charlie recognizes the code as a cipher (a code that substitutes letters for other letters or small groups of letters), and realizes that a computer is not needed to break it.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore websites and questions from the Extensions page.