Can you work out how to use this code (Freemason's or Pigpen Cipher)?
Eg. A = R = S = Z =
? 
A symmetric word looks the same in the mirror; like “MOM”. Can you find any words in the Freemason's Cipher which are symmetric? What is the longest one you can find?
Share your findings here!
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Do some online research to find out more about the Freemason's or Pigpen Cipher.
This cipher features in Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.
Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops? This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments: Transum.org/go/?Start=August8 However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below. 

Here is the URL which will take them to another code breaking activity.