Alex from Mortimer St. Mary's School in England sent in a challenge for us at Nrich which turned out to be the word, antidisestablishmentarianism, once thought to be the longest English word. Can you see what the code was for this very long word?
The solutions of "pat a cake, the west wind blows, you are working hard" were sent in by many of you. Here are the ones that we received; Martin and Jonah from Goodleigh School; Christy, Charlie and Callum from St. Cecilia's Wandsworth; SJF Y6 Maths from G&T School; Zetta from Thomas's Battersea; Dan from Whitby Community School; Tallulah, Anna and Aishwarya from Salcombe Prep School; Kavi from St. James the Great; Kavya from Hymers College; Suchita from Elsley School; Tom and Henry from Redgate School and Toony $5/4S$ Toongabbie Public School Australia.
Sana and Freya from The British Manila in the Philippines wrote the following:
sdw - d - fdnh = pat a cake
wkh - zhvw - zlqg - eorzv = the west wind blows
brx - duh - zrunlqj - kdug = you are working hard
nrich is awesome = qulfk - lv - dzhvrph
world peace = zruog - shdfh
math is fun = pdwk - lv - ixq
Think of a word in the dictionary then take the one before it and spell
that word backwards e.g.
a = starter word
zoom-lens = word before a in dictionary
a = snel-mooz
(for word before starter word spelt backwards).
Year 5 from St. John's wrote:
WE FOUND OUT NRICH'S QUESTIONS BY PRINTING THE CODE WHEEL OUT. WE USED IT TO FIGURE OUT THE ANSWERS. WE FOUND OUT ABOUT MORSE CODE AND MADE OUR OWN CODE.
.-- . .- .-. . ..- ... .. -. --. -- --- .-. ... . -.-. --- -.. . ---
-. .-. .. -.-. ....
WE ARE USING MORSE CODE ON NRICH
Thank you for all of these. It shows you really worked hard but enjoyed it along the way. How about sending in to next month's challenges?