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National Maths Day 2012

National Mathematics Day 2012

National Maths Day 2012

National Mathematics Day 2012 is Friday 18 May and celebrates the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing by looking at codes.

2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, noted for his significant contributions to mathematics and computer science. Turing is remembered particularly for leading the codebreaking teams of Bletchley Park during World War II and the subsequent cracking of the Enigma Code. This year, National Mathematics Day activities focus on codes and code breaking.

Activities

Each cipher and code activity has a suggested level. However, many of the activities can be enjoyed by students (and teachers!) of all ages. Click on the links to download the activity sheets.

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Name Class Section Priority
Document NMD poster File 1
Document Binary code File 1
Document Braille File 1
Document Caesar shift cipher File 1
Document Dancing men cipher File 1
Document Frequency analysis File 1
Document Mary, Queen of Scots File 1
Document Pigpen cipher File 1
Document Rail-fence cipher File 1
Document Scytale File 1
Document Semaphore File 1
Document Sign language File 1
Document signal flags File 1
Document The Overland Telegraph line File 1
Document More Folder 1