Year 3 to Year 6: Three Square: Some Secret Codes
Here is the alphabet:
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
I have made a code that means we move 3 places to the left to discover what the code stands for. But what will happen to
a b c ?
They pick up the letters left over at the end of the alphabet so that they become
x y z
You can think of the letters as if they were arranged on a wheel like this:
So can you work out what these codes stand for?
sdw – d – fdnh,
wkh – zhvw – zlqg – eorzv,
brx – duh – zrunlqj – kdug
Can you invent some messages of your own?
Can you create some different ways of coding?
Happy Math Sharing!
sdw – d – fdnh = pat a cake
wkh – zhvw – zlqg – eorzv = the west wind blows
brx – duh – zrunlqj – kdug = you are working hard
nrich is awesome = qulfk – lv – dzhvrph
world peace = zruog – shdfh
math is fun = pdwk – lv – ixq
Think of a word in the dictionary then take the one before it and spell that word backwards e.g.
a = starter word
zoom-lens = word before a in dictionary
a = snel-mooz
(for word before starter word spelt backwards).