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Christmas Consonants

After working out which vowels are missing from the Christmas words do some basic calculations.

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The vowels have been removed from some Christmas words. Find which vowels are missing then give them the following values: a=5,   e=4.7,   i=14,   o=8    and   u=-4.

  1. If only one vowel is missing square its value.
  2. If two vowels are missing multiply their values together.
  3. If more than two vowels are missing add their values together.

Chrstms

Correct Wrong

Snw

Correct Wrong

Dcmbr

Correct Wrong

lghts

Correct Wrong

ty

Correct Wrong

rndr

Correct Wrong

sgrplm

Correct Wrong

frnkncns

Correct Wrong

Snt

Correct Wrong

vy

Correct Wrong

chmny

Correct Wrong

frsty

Correct Wrong

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"The words which appear in this activity are randomly chosen from a set of 57 Christmas words with the exception of the first three words which are always the same. If you would prefer a Christmas quiz recognising all 57 of the voweless words with out the calculations then look no further than the Christmas Consonants Quiz, great fun for the family Christmas party!"

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