Exercises for Oct. 13

Think About It…

In most adults, the language center of the brain is in the left hemisphere.  But babies up to a year old respond to language with their entire brains, allowing them to acquire language skills at an impressive rate.

Crypto-Game Families

Cryptograms are messages in substitution code.  Break the cod to read the message.  For example, THE SMART CAT might become FVO QWGDF JGF if F is substituted for T, V for H , O for E, and so on.  For each of the different crypto-families below, try to find what each cryptogram stands for.  The code is different for each game.

     1. BALL GAMES – ILKRNDILCC…HFCF…SFCP…MAFGJND…BFCCNOILCC…DNTTEK….PFFDILCC…..IFMMN….ILKNILCC…                                                 

    2.  CARD GAMES – SJAHBC…CDREJC…FAGIREPC…RKGKLOK…BAG JDTTU…RJKNU CABEOL…FIMCJ…ECKJOL…LIPAOKAJC…SKRRKJKO                        

    3.  BOARD GAMES – POKJJ…JPBEIICK…POKPLKBJ…HFRFMFCA…IENNCKJOSM…TEHK FU CSUK…POSRKJK  POKPLKBJ…MEBPOKKJS…PCDK…JFBBA

   4.   Timely Sequence

Can you determine the missing letter in this progression?    E,C,M, _____

   5.   What a Racket!

Can you determine the missing letter in this progression? G,S, _____

 

 

 

 

CRYPTO-GAME ANSWERS

1.Basketball, polo, golf, croquet, volleyball, tennis, football, bocce, baseball, soccer

2.bridge, euchre, pinochle, canasta,  gin rummy, crazy eights, poker, hearts, solitaire, baccarat

3.chess, Scrabble, checkers, Monopoly, Battleship, Game of Life, Chinese checkers, Parcheesi, Clue, Sorry

  1. P – the four time zones are Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific

  2. M – Game, set, match