|A = 9
||E = 5
||I = 6
||L = 1
||P = 4
|R = 7
||T = 3
You are doing brilliantly, well done! You are definitely on your way to becoming a number code breaking medal winner!
So, now we are going to match the words and codes again as we are using some ever so slightly tricker words this time. Don't panic! You've got this! Can you match the correct codes to the correct words if the words are:
So, code cracker, I gave you some longer words this time. How did you get one? Don't worry if you found it a challenge - we will work through it together.
Right then, let's begin...
To find the code for REPTILE, we need to start at the table I gave you at the top of the activity. When we do, we can see that R = 7, E = 5, P = 4, T = 3, I = 6, L = 1 and E = 5. So, if we put all of the code numbers together we get the code 7543615 and this is the code for REPTILE.
Now, do you know what the word ELITE means? It means an individual or a group of people who are superior in some way (for instance, some sportspeople may be elite, as they are so good at sport). Right then, let's find the number code! If you look carefully, you will notice that all of the letters in the word ELITE appear in the word REPTILE, so you just need to look back at your first answer to get the code for this one. Handy, eh? So, if we do that we can see that E = 5, L = 1, I = 6, T = 3 and E = 5. This gives us the code 51635, which is the code for ELITE.
OK, so let's carry on and find the correct number code for the word REPEAT. So, we can look back at the words REPTILE and ELITE to find most of these letters. We already know that R = 7, E = 5, P = 4 and T = 3. We just need to find the number for A and if we look at the table we see that A = 9. So, let's put this all together: R = 7, E = 5, P = 4, E = 5, A = 9 and T = 3, which gives us 754593 as the code for REPEAT.
You're doing brilliantly so far, code cracker! Right then, let's move on to finding the number code for TAPE. We have used all of these letters before, so let's keep it easy and just look at the other codes we have worked out already! If we do that, we can see that T = 3, A = 9, P = 4 and E = 5. So the code for TAPE is 3945.