
05971906
b
2012b.00351
Borys, Thomas
Coding and cryptology. Facets of an applicationoriented mathematics in the process of education. With a foreword by Jochen Ziegenbalg. (Codierung und Kryptologie. Facetten einer anwendungsorientierten Mathematik im Bildungsprozess.)
Vieweg+Teubner Research. Wissenschaft. Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner; Karlsruhe: P\"adagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe (Diss.) (ISBN 9783834817068/pbk; 9783834882523/ebook). xii, 371~p. (2011).
2011
Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner; Karlsruhe: P\"adagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe (Diss.)
EN
D30
M10
P20
methodology of mathematics, didactics
teachinglearning process
data encryption
coding and information theory
curriculum
goals of mathematics education
doi:10.1007/9783834882523
The author's point of view is: Our daily life is attended by codes. He shows examples as: Children encode information by means of spoon code. (Additional letters are attached to the syllables of each word.) Radio amateurs transfer information by means of Morse code. Trader inscribe packages with bar codes. One important example is the ISBN number. Computer work with ASCII, to encode letters, numbers etc. in computer readable signs. Applications of the WWW use encryption codes for online banking or online shopping. Biologists decode our genetic characteristics by means of DNA. The aim of the author is oriented to the requirement: Modern education in mathematics has to consider the digital environment of pupils. And so, the author sees coding theory and cryptology as useful means in order to build related lectures. Here, the author sees three ways:  projects  working groups  integrative instruction. For an integrative education in classes 512 the proposal by Borys is as follows: Pupils should be able:  to find out codes in our every day life  to encode and decode codes  to know purposes of codes  to know applications of codes  to decrypt simple cryptic texts. The author wants to integrate all these themes into mathematical education.
G\"unther Bauer (G\"orlitz)