Stressed out! wrote:
Any specific tips on coding would be great! He seems to be particularly slow on those. E.g is it helpful to rote learn the position of letters as numbers and then it becomes more of a number sequence? He's much stronger on maths!
You can do that - or at least a selection of them - e=5, m=13, n=14 etc - or it might pay to write out the alphabet - forwards and backwards one under the other and add the numbers
Code:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
Then he can quickly see that J to P is +6 for example - and if he then needs to do Q+6 he can just read it off the chart as W. The bottom line gives the mirror code equivalents, which can also be useful. Writing this out may well save time compared to lots of counting forwards and backwards.