The Power of Algebra—Finding Primes

Banks are responsible for keeping our financial information safe. Mathematics is what allows them to do just that! Pupils learn the math behind the cryptography that banks rely on. Using polynomial identities, learners reproduce the process.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate the included video as an opener to provide motivation for the lesson
  • Use the lesson as an extension to polynomial identities
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds directly from the previous lesson in this series
Pros

  • Shows learners a real-life application for polynomial identities
  • Provides an opener, closing activity, and problem set in addition to the lesson itself
Cons

  • None