The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001: §28a
| Paper (refereed) IS Curriculum
|Recommended Citation: Frank, R I. The Crypto-Word Game for Learning Number Systems. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §28a.
The Crypto-Word Game for Learning Number Systems
This paper introduces a game which provides a fun way to practice number system manipulations. The game gives practice in using number systems other than base 10, which helps motivate learning the conversion algorithms that appear in many introductory texts and which are given below for reference. The competitive format of a "game" makes the practice more interesting so that the students will spend more time on task and more time thinking about and using other number systems. The game also gives an example of an encryption / decryption algorithm pair.
Keywords: number systems, games, encryption, decryption, cryptography
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