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Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Why do this problem?

This problem encourages children to apply logical thinking to an appealing context.

Key questions

What could the one-letter words be?
What rule could have been used to generate those one-letter words?
Can you apply the rule to the other letter?

Possible extension

Children will enjoy inventing their own codes. The Enigma Package contains hands-on code breaking activities based on the Enigma Schools Project for subsequent lessons.

Possible support

Writing out the alphabet and then making a note of the corresponding Zargoes' letters underneath our letters might help children organise their thinking.