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Age 7 to 11

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Here's a sort of code you may have seen before:

A, E, I, O, U, L, N, R, S, T | 1 |

D, G | 2 |

B, C, M, P | 3 |

F, H, V, W, Y | 4 |

K | 5 |

J, X | 8 |

Q, Z | 10 |

If you exchanged each letter of your name for a number, what would the code be?

Mine is Lynne so my code is 1 4 1 1 1 . The numbers add up to 8 which is not much!!

What is your name worth using this code?

Try some other names - what names are worth the most and which are worth the least?

Are longer names always worth more?

Can you work out why certain letters are worth a lot and why others are only worth one?

Tim's class collected data about all their pets. Can you put the animal names under each column in the block graph using the information?

Use the two sets of data to find out how many children there are in Classes 5, 6 and 7.

Have a look at all the information Class 5 have collected about themselves. Can you find out whose birthday it is today?