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Activity: Trivia Game
Students: Any Classroom
Target: Any Level
Rise Vision wrote a nice blog post showing how to create a classroom Trivia game for your Bitcoin Classroom content!
Activity: DIY Cryptographic Function
Target: Middle School, High School, University
Bitcoin uses a mathematical cryptographic function called SHA256 which has never been broken. However, creating such a function is far from easy. To help your students to understand both how a cryptographic function works and to have fun learning.
- Explain that a cryptographic function uses an input that goes into a mathematical equation (or process, depending on the level of your students).
- Give them a simple example to illustrate the function, for example 1+X. Your students choose the input X, and out comes the new output. Explain why this is a terrible cryptographic function (because it’s easy to reverse). Tell your students they need to try and create an equation that is difficult (or impossible to reverse).
- Put students into groups and have them try to ‘break’ each other’s functions by seeing an output and finding the input.