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?
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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.
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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:
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.