CRIS in Maths

Mind Your Money


When so much spending is done online, or digitally even when in-store, surely it makes sense that we explore how cyber resilience can help us look after our finances? The UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing aims for more ‘children and young people getting a meaningful financial education’ and we believe that cyber resilience forms a significant part of this.

This presentation explores the links between financial education and cyber resilience and ideas, such as:

  • explore how to make better spending decisions
  • understand how advertisers and influencers encourage us to spend our money
  • learn effective strategies to keep our money as safe and secure as possible

By taking the time to understand how children and young people spend their time and money online, while reflecting on their own online habits, practitioners can make learning more reflective and representative of what their learners experience. By linking these curricular areas, the learning becomes more engaging, relevant and realistic.


is the study of constructing and analysing protocols that prevent third parties or the public from reading private messages. Encryption is used to secure our digital devices and services – whether that’s passwords, emails or social media – it takes information or data and disguises (encrypts) it, so that only the person who is supposed to access it can (be decrypting).

This wakelet contains links to cryptography resources that may be engaging for learners in numeracy and mathematics, computing science or social studies contexts – for example, Alan Turing and the mathematicians at Bletchley Park who decrypted hidden messages during WWII.

There are lots of other examples of encryption and cyphers throughout history – do you know of any?


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