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 Post subject: Mirror Image Codes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:20 pm 
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Up til now, when DD worked on Walsh tests, I broke them down into 20q mini tests, I have now let her lose on entire tests which are ok with a nice selection of questions wrong!! :roll:

To be fair nearly all of them vocab ones which I was sort of expecting.

However, she usually gets all code ones correct but struggles on mirror image types...mainly because it takes her ages to decide she should be using mirror code and then, how to do it... :!:

So if anyone has a quick way of defining if a code is a mirror type and can also help her work it out, I would be grateful...

A couple of examples..

If code for BAND is EDQG
What is code for HEAT
Answer KHDW

If code for SHIP is TJLT
What doese NCVX mean
Answer MAST

Was originally going to PM Patricia (again!!) for advice but thought any replies might help others as well..

Thanks in advance of any ideas

Ambridge x


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:35 pm 
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Dear Ambridge

Follows a copy and paste of an old post:

The following EXAMPLES are randomly made up...

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 The mirror lies between M and N

BEAST is to GTINM

Look at the 1st letter of word and code, B and G both on the same side [ left of the mirror NM ] therefore NOT mirror codes

SLAVE is to PUNFT

S and P on the same side of the alphabet, NOT mirror code

GHOST
is to LDIWM

G and L on the same side, NOT Mirror code

PESTS is to KYOCA

P and K opposite sides, quich check are they mirrors, yes MUST check another pair, look for letters near the end or beginning of alphabet. A from the code is paired with S , so NOT a mirror code.

WEAN is to DVZM

W and D are mirrors
, second check A and Z are mirrors, at last we have a mirror, go for it!

Only work out the first and last letters as this will normally be enough to find the answer on a multiple choice answer sheet.

The majority of codes are NOT mirrors, a quick 1/2 second glance will eliminate accordingly.

Once it has been established that the code is a mirror version, I teach my children that E is the 5th letter from the left and V is the 5th from the opposite end. They can then choose where to start looking for a mirror. If its F, they know thats the 6th so count 5,6 form the other end making U. If its P then thats 2 away from the mirror, so 2 away from the mirror on the other side would be K

Patricia


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:40 pm 
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Another copy and paste..


The code for POWER is KLDVI.
Work out the code for FROST

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

M and N are the Mirror.

P is 2 away from the mirror, its image is K
O is 1 away from the mirror, its image is L
W is the 4th letter coming in from the right, its mirror will be 4 coming in from the left ie. D

etc etc

FROST

F comes in 6 from the left, 6 from the right = U
R comes in 9 from the right, 9 from the left = I
O is 1 away from the mirror, its image = L
S is 8 from the right, 8 from the left = H
T comes in 7 from the right, 7 from the left = G

It depends on how close to the mirror whether your child wants to come in from the left or right, or wants to see how many letters it is away from the mirror [preference of the child.]

Patricia


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:56 pm 
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Sorry I didn't 'search' the site for those old threads but thank you very much, exactly what I wanted :D

DD has a party trick of the alphabet backwards from any point so she is 'well impressed' with your recommendations and is currently looking up other Mirror Image Codes to see if the new system always works!!!

Thanks again

Ambridge x


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:12 pm 
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Ambridge wrote:

DD has a party trick of the alphabet backwards from any point

Ambridge x


My mother taught me the alphabet backwards before I started infant school!

I can still recite it backwards at speed today. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:50 am 
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As a tip My dd always check if they are mirrors before trying other ways.

A question though can you remind me at what point should we move forward/backward on the alphabet.

EG

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcd

is i 7 forward(By carrying on abcd etc) or 18 back from Z

My dd generally gets all the codes correct so she obviously knows but I forget

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Image Codes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:59 pm 
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Hi - I stumbled on this by happy accident. Thank you very much. DD just got these right in a practice paper for the first time ever. Much obliged!

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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Image Codes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:03 pm 
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Since practically every word has a vowel in DD learnt the mirrors for each vowel as she decided that made them easily to spot.

A is obvious
E goes to V (so remember Evie, which was a friend of hers)

etc


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