**Today’s Challenge**

Allocate each letter of the English alphabet a numerical value, A=1 B=2 C=3 . . . Z=26. When adding the individual letters, find the total value of these four important words:

- KNOWLEDGE
- HARD WORK
- RESILIENCE
- ATTITUDE

If these were percentage values, there is a message for your students here!

**T****he**** 7puzzle Challenge**

The playing board of **the 7puzzle game** is a 7-by-7 grid of 49 different numbers, ranging from **2 **up to **84**.

The 1st & 6th rows contain the following fourteen numbers:

2 5 9 12 14 15 18 20 22 33 40 49 56 72

Can you find six numbers on the list that can each be made by adding three others on the list?

**Make 71 Challenge**

Can you arrive at 71 by inserting 3, 5, 7 and 9 into the gaps on each line?

- ◯×◯+◯+◯ = 71
- ◯²+◯×◯–◯ = 71
- (◯+◯)×◯–◯² = 71

**Answers **can be found **here**.

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