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LEARN TO CODE WITH KICSTERS

Coding is the act of writing instructions for a computer to make the computer perform a task. Coding may also be called programming. A finished set of computer instructions is called a program.

Coding teaches you about finding a solution to a problem. It often involves a logical sequence of steps or actions and helps to develop problem solving skills such as perseverance, trial and error and understanding of cause and effect, analytical thinking and reasoning skills, as well as math and language skills. It also challenges you to think creatively and to pursue innovative ideas and solutions.

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Here at KICSTERS we have created a useful guide to the world of coding. We have compiled a list of  games and activities for you to get involved with to learn how to code.

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ENIGMA

At Bletchley Park, the centre of British code breaking during the war, teams of both men and women worked on complicated problems round the clock, hoping to crack the German codes and bring about a quicker end to the war. The workers at Bletchley Park had to solve difficult problems under lots of pressure without a lot of time. They often had to use “trial and error”, meaning they had to test lots of different methods and different possibilities until they found the ones that worked.

The rules changed a lot for them as well. The Enigma machine settings changed every day at midnight Berlin time. The Naval Enigma machine went from 3 rotors to 4 rotors. The Lorenz cipher was introduced and all the code books, settings sheets and cipher machines were being constantly updated.

CODEBREAKING DURING WWII