Cracking the Code!: The Prime Radicals (Season 2)
Catalogue Number: GAP071
Producer: GAPC Productions
Grade Level: PreK - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2013
Running Time: 15:00
Uncle Norm’s boss gave him an important top secret mission: and it involves sending the Normbot on a secret mission all around the world - but it’s all very hush hush. Now it’s up to Uncle Norm to find a way to conceal the top secret message that is travelling with the Normbot. He enlists the Rads to help, and soon they’re on the trail of a professor who knows all about codes and how to encrypt information. Together, they come up with a fun and simple cipher for hiding the message …so the secret will never fall into the wrong hands! Bon Voyage Normbot!
The Gist: Letters are used in algebraic expressions (or formulas) to represent different numbers. To find the value of an expression, we substitute a number for a letter. In this episode, we introduce the concept simple substitution principles.
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