An introduction to cryptography and the underlying mathematics. A hands-on, gamified workshop for kids between 7-12 years, which introduces the common aspects of cryptography through puzzles, treasure hunts, cooperation and competition.
This workshop aims to foster the childrens' imagination, perception, mathematic logic, additive and subtractive thinking, patience and creativity.
Various cryptographic techniques, from ancient substitution and transposition mechanisms to modern algorithms, are rendered into games and challenges. In the end, some modern techniques are also demonstrated with the help of computers and safe computer usage lessons are delivered.