There are a lot of reasons to use codes. The government usesthem to keep secrets from a country’s enemies. Large businesses use them to keepother companies from stealing their ideas and products. Even internet companies need codesto keep credit card numbers safe when you buy something over the internet.
Most codes are used to keep secrets. Moreover, you can use yourcode to keep a secret, too, or just to write your grandparents a neat letter in code.
Print out this page, then write someone a note or letter usingthe code. Mail the code and the letter to them. They will have to decipher the code toread your letter.
Directions: Write the number that stands forthe letter you want to use. Use one complete number per space. Write on every other lineso the person who receives your letters can decipher the code below your writing and readyour letter. To make it easier to read, remember to leave a blank spacebetween words and use a space for each comma, period, question mark, etc.