# Create number codes using multiple word codes

In this worksheet, students will turn words into number codes using multiple words and codes to find and apply the pattern. It will develop their encoding and problem solving skills. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Number Code Breaking

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

Hi there code cracker!

Today we are going to learn about a new type of code.

This time, our codes will be turning words into numbers.

Here is a list of words:

CARD    DARK    CRAB    INKS

Here are some codes for the above words. They are not in order:

0473     2741    2470    8935

Using this information, what would be the code for DRINK? To work this out you need to follow three steps:

First, match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once.

Secondly, work out what each letter is in code.

Thirdly, work out the word, in this case DRINK, using the code you have found.

So let’s give it a try!

There are two codes beginning with the number 2. Do we have any words starting with the same letter?

We have two words starting with the letter C, so 2 must represent C (2=C).

We have two codes with the number 4 in the second letter position. Which letter appears in the second letter position twice? 4 must be the letter A (4=A).

We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us:

DARK = 0473

CRAB = 2741

CARD = 2470

INKS = 8935

So D = 0, R = 7, I = 8, N = 9, K = 3.

If we use this code on the word DRINK, we get the answer of 07893.

In this activity, you will be a code cracker and work out the digit-based code for a given word.

It can be really helpful to write the words out and then write the corresponding numbers above each letter as you work them out.  Give it a go!

Let’s get started!

Right then, code cracker - are you ready for another number code cracking worksheet? Remember: the more you practice, the better you will become! And you want to make sure you achieve superstar status, don't you?!

Look at the list of words below:

FEE  SEE  SUN Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

911  326  311

Using this information, what would be the code for FUN?

Well done, code cracker - let's keep going and see if we can keep trying to master this skill!

Look at the list of words below:

BET  BOA  BAT Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

527  568   587

Using this information, what would be the code for BEAT?

Brilliant work so far, code cracker! Now let's keep going! Remember: if you need help, just ask for the explanation below and I'll be here to guide you through!

Look at the list of words below:

TRY  CAB  BAT Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

519  875  678

Using this information, what would be the code for BRAT?

We are making great progress, code cracker. I think superstar status might be drawing ever nearer for you if you keep going like this - brilliant work!

Look at the list of words below:

DOG  GOT  FOR Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

416  213  712

Using this information, what would be the code for FORGOT?

I believe we are halfway through this worksheet, code cracker! Excellent work! Can you keep going? I think so!

Let's do it!

Look at the list of words below:

BAY  TRY  STY Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

913  723  673

Using this information, what would be the code for STAR?

Now we only have five questions to go! Time flies when you're code cracking, doesn't it?

OK, onto the next...

Look at the list of words below:

FEEL  MEAT  REAL Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

8354  6352  9332

Using this information, what would be the code for FARM?

We're into the last few questions now, code cracker. Let's keep going. Remember to ask for help if you need it - I'm always here to explain!

Look at the list of words below:

BEE  LIE  SON Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

899  439  625

Using this information, what would be the code for LOBS?

Three questions to go! You have made excellent progress, code cracker. Don't worry at all if you are still needing the explanations to help you reach the answers. We are looking for progress, not perfection - and you are certainly making great strides forward!

Look at the list of words below:

TOO  STY  WON Do you know why I chose the picture of a pig? Because a STY is where a pig lives!

Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

631  344  942

Using this information, what would be the code for STOW?

Two questions to go! Brilliant work, code cracker. You should feel really proud of how you have done so far.

Look at the list of words below:

FRY  ARE  RAN Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

921  237  324

Using this information, what would be the code for FAN?

Can you believe that we are already on the last question, code cracker? Brilliant work - well done! Look at the list of words below:

OWN  ICE  TON

Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

246  391  731

Using this information, what would be the code for WIT?

• Question 1

Right then, code cracker - are you ready for another number code cracking worksheet? Remember: the more you practice, the better you will become! And you want to make sure you achieve superstar status, don't you?!

Look at the list of words below:

FEE  SEE  SUN Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

911  326  311

Using this information, what would be the code for FUN?

926
EDDIE SAYS
Keep it nice and simple code cracker: work slowly and steadily. This is a new skill, so don't worry if you don't get it right - just make sure that you read the explanations carefully! 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There are two codes with the number 3 in the first letter positions. We have two words with S as the first letter. Therefore, 3 must be S (3 = S). The number 1 appears in the second and third letter positions in two words. The letter E is the second and third letter of two words. Therefore, 1 is E (1 = E). We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us: FEE = 911 SEE = 311 SUN = 326 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So F = 9, U = 2, N = 6 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word FUN, we get the answer of 926.
• Question 2

Well done, code cracker - let's keep going and see if we can keep trying to master this skill!

Look at the list of words below:

BET  BOA  BAT Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

527  568   587

Using this information, what would be the code for BEAT?

5287
EDDIE SAYS
Did you manage to BEAT the code, code cracker? I know you can do this - keep working carefully and follow the stages I have suggested in the introduction and explanations. 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There are three codes with the number 5 in the first letter positions. We have three words with B as the first letter. Therefore, 5 must be B (5 = B). The number 8 appears in the second and third letter positions in two words. The letter A is the second and third letter of two words (BAT and BOA). Therefore, 8 is A (8 = A). We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us: BET = 527 BOA = 568 BAT = 587 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So B = 5, E = 2, A = 8, T = 7 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word BEAT we get the answer of 5287.
• Question 3

Brilliant work so far, code cracker! Now let's keep going! Remember: if you need help, just ask for the explanation below and I'll be here to guide you through!

Look at the list of words below:

TRY  CAB  BAT Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

519  875  678

Using this information, what would be the code for BRAT?

8175
EDDIE SAYS
I hope you are starting to feel more confident with this, code cracker. Remember: I'm here to help! 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There is one code with the number 8 in the third letter position and one code with the number 8 in the first letter position. We have one word with B as the third letter and one word with B as the first letter. Therefore, 8 is B (8 = B). We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us: TRY = 519 CAB = 678 BAT = 875 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So B = 8, R = 1, A = 7, T = 5 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word BRAT we get the answer of 8175.
• Question 4

We are making great progress, code cracker. I think superstar status might be drawing ever nearer for you if you keep going like this - brilliant work!

Look at the list of words below:

DOG  GOT  FOR Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

416  213  712

Using this information, what would be the code for FORGOT?

416213
EDDIE SAYS
I hope this is a skill that you haven't FOROTten! Keep practising to make sure you feel confident! 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There is one code with the number 2 in the first letter position and one letter with the number 2 in the third letter position. We have one word with G as the first letter and one word with G as the third letter. Therefore, 2 must be G (2 = G). That was quick! Now we can move on to the next stage. DOG = 712 GOT = 213 FOR = 416 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So F = 4, O = 1, R = 6, G = 2, O = 1, T = 3 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word FORGOT we get the answer of 416213.
• Question 5

I believe we are halfway through this worksheet, code cracker! Excellent work! Can you keep going? I think so!

Let's do it!

Look at the list of words below:

BAY  TRY  STY Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

913  723  673

Using this information, what would be the code for STAR?

6712
EDDIE SAYS
I think you are becoming a number code breaking STAR, code cracker! Let's keep going - you're doing brilliantly! 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There are three codes with the number 3 in the third letter position. We have three words with Y as the third letter. Therefore, 3 must be Y (3 = Y). The number 7 appears in the first and second letter positions in two words. The letter T is the first and second letter of two words (TRY and STY). Therefore, 7 is T (7 = T). We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us: BAY = 913 TRY = 723 STY = 673 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So S = 6, T = 7, A = 1, R = 2 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word STAR we get the answer of 6712.
• Question 6

Now we only have five questions to go! Time flies when you're code cracking, doesn't it?

OK, onto the next...

Look at the list of words below:

FEEL  MEAT  REAL Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

8354  6352  9332

Using this information, what would be the code for FARM?

9568
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get the correct code for FARM, code cracker? Remember not to worry if not; just keep practising and re-read the explanations a few times if you need to! 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There are three codes with the number 3 in the second letter position. We have three words with E as the second letter. Therefore, 3 must be E (3 = E). That's all we need for now, code cracker! We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us: FEEL = 9332 MEAT = 8354 REAL = 6352 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So F = 9, A = 5, R = 6, M = 8 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word FARM we get the answer of 9568.
• Question 7

We're into the last few questions now, code cracker. Let's keep going. Remember to ask for help if you need it - I'm always here to explain!

Look at the list of words below:

BEE  LIE  SON Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

899  439  625

Using this information, what would be the code for LOBS?

4286
EDDIE SAYS
You're becoming the bees knees of code cracking, code cracker! Use our usual technique and take plenty of care over your work, as follows: 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There are two codes with the number 9 in the third letter position. We have two words with E as the third letter. Therefore, 9 must be E (9 = E). This is another speedy one, code cracker - that's all we need! The number 9 is used twice in the code 899 so we know that must be the code for BEE and we can work out the others from there. We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us: BEE = 899 LIE = 439 SON = 625 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So L = 4, O = 2, B = 8, S = 6 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word LOBS we get the answer of 4286.
• Question 8

Three questions to go! You have made excellent progress, code cracker. Don't worry at all if you are still needing the explanations to help you reach the answers. We are looking for progress, not perfection - and you are certainly making great strides forward!

Look at the list of words below:

TOO  STY  WON Do you know why I chose the picture of a pig? Because a STY is where a pig lives!

Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

631  344  942

Using this information, what would be the code for STOW?

6349
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on with this one code cracker? Remember: even if you got it right, it's always worth checking your work against the explanation to make sure you are using the right technique! 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There is one code with the number 4 in the second and third letter positions. We have one word with O as the second and third letter. Therefore, 4 must be O (4 = O). And that's that! We can work out the rest of the codes from here, code cracker. We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us: TOO = 344 STY = 631 WON = 942 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So S = 6, T = 3, O = 4, W = 9 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word STOW we get the answer of 6349.
• Question 9

Two questions to go! Brilliant work, code cracker. You should feel really proud of how you have done so far.

Look at the list of words below:

FRY  ARE  RAN Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

921  237  324

Using this information, what would be the code for FAN?

937
EDDIE SAYS
Are you becoming a FAN of number code cracking yet, code cracker? I think you are making great progress! Work through this as follows: 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There are three codes containing the number 2 and it appears in the second letter position twice. The letter R appears as the second letter in two words and as the first letter in one word. Therefore, 2 must be R (2 = R). That's all we need to work out the rest! We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us: FRY = 921 ARE = 324 RAN = 237 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So F = 9, A = 3, N = 7 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word FAN, we get the answer of 937.
• Question 10

Can you believe that we are already on the last question, code cracker? Brilliant work - well done! Look at the list of words below:

OWN  ICE  TON

Here are some codes for the above words. They are not necessarily in order:

246  391  731

Using this information, what would be the code for WIT?

927
EDDIE SAYS
What fantastic progress you have made, code cracker! Now, don't rush off just yet - read through the explanation carefully! 1. Match each word to its corresponding code using numbers that appear more than once: There are two codes containing the number 3: one in the first letter position and the other in the second letter position. We have one word with O as the first letter and one word with O as the second letter. Therefore, 3 must be O (3 = O). Now we can move on - these ones are nice and quick, aren't they?! We now have enough information to match each word to a code, giving us: OWN = 391 ICE = 246 TON = 731 2. Work out what each letter is in code: So W = 9, I = 2, T = 7 3. Work out the word: If we use this code on the word WIT we get the answer of 927.
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