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Mathematics Teaching Laboratory - offered virtually

 

The Program

In the Mathematics Teaching Lab, students will learn the basics of Cryptography (code making and breaking).  First, students will learn simple substitution ciphers.  Next, we will explain prime numbers and factorization, and why their use is important in Cryptography.  Next, students through simple examples, will learn how to build a code using prime numbers.  Finally, students will decode a message using their encryption/decryption algorithm and their calculators. 

The experience can be used as an optional teaching topic for Regents Algebra, Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, Precalculus, AP Calculus, IB Standard Level Mathematics, and IB Higher Level Mathematics.

Cost

$26 per student.

Scheduling

The laboratory takes 3 hours.    Currently offered virtually .  No limit on  class size .

To schedule your class please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail  istem @stonybrook.edu

LABORATORY DIRECTOR: David Kahn