Hi there, word detective! We have another letter code for you to crack. Are you up to the challenge?
Did you know that you can hide a word by changing every letter into a different letter by following a pattern?
This special pattern is called a code.
Look at this code. How has it been created?
|A = C||B = D||C = E||D = F||E = G||F = H|
|G = I||H = J||I = K||J = L||K = M||L = N|
|M = O||N = P||O = Q||P = R||Q = S||R = T|
|S = U||T = V||U = W||V = X||W = Y||X = Z|
|Y = A||Z = B|
This code skips forwards two letters in the alphabet.
Let’s use this code chart to help us with the following question:
If the code for CAT is ECV...
The code for DOG is ____.
If we find D, then O, then G in the code chart, we can work out that the code FQI represents the word DOG.
Sometimes, we have to work backwards from a given code. Let’s look at this question as an example:
If RGC is the code for PEA, then VQR is the code for ____.
We need to start on the right-hand side and find the letters V, then Q, then R and record the associated letters. If we do this, we find that the word is TOP.
Here's a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:
You may need to keep a pencil and paper handy to do your working out on. Use the code chart to work out the code for each word.
In this activity, you will need to be a code cracker and work out which code represents each word. Remember that if you are working backwards from a code, you will need to look at which letters changed to make them.
Good luck, code cracker!