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Solve Alphabet Sequences Using Letter Pairs in a Forwards Direction Only

In this worksheet, students will solve alphabetical sequences involving single letter pairs in a forward motion only. It will develop students’ problem solving and sequencing skills.

'Solve Alphabet Sequences Using Letter Pairs in a Forwards Direction Only' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Letter Connections

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Letter detective we need your help!  In this activity, we will be using the alphabet to help us crack a letter code!

 

Here is the alphabet for you to use as a reference:

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

 

Now look at the following letter sequence:

E is to F as Y is to ___.

 

First, we have to work out how the letter E gets to the letter F.

We can use the alphabet above to help us work it out.

From E, we have moved one place to the right to reach F.

This means we need to do the same to the letter Y to work out the missing letter in our sequence.

This makes our missing letter Z.

 

So the answer is:

E is to F as Y is to Z.

Let’s try another:

A is to C as F is to ___.

 

First, we have to work out how we get from the letter A to the letter C.

If we look at the alphabet above, we can see that we need to move 2 places to the right.

So we need to do the same with the letter F.

And the missing letter is H.

 

So the answer is:

A is to C as F is to H.

 

In this activity, you will need to be a sequence superstar and complete the letter pairs.

 

Pssstt!! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

Remember to use the alphabet line to help you work out the code.

 

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

A is to B as C is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

 J is to K as F is to ______ ?

 

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

C is to E as F is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

I is to K as M is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

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

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

L is to O as C is to ______ ?

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

L is to N as F is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

H is to K as B is to ______ ?

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

J is to N as T is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

R is to T as U is to ______ ?

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

M is to Q as L is to ______ ?

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
  • Question 1

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

A is to B as C is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
Each sequence follows the order of the alphabet going forwards, with one jump each time. So one jump after C is D.
Top tip: Work out the sequence for the first pair, then follow the same pattern to work out the missing letter in the second pair.
  • Question 2

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

 J is to K as F is to ______ ?

 

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
CORRECT ANSWER
G
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on, detective? Each sequence follows the order of the alphabet going forwards, with one jump each time. So, one jump after F is G.
  • Question 3

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

C is to E as F is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
CORRECT ANSWER
H
EDDIE SAYS
This time both sequences follows the order of the alphabet going forwards, with two jumps each time. Two jumps after F is H. Great!
  • Question 4

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

I is to K as M is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

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
CORRECT ANSWER
O
EDDIE SAYS
Fantastic effort! Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with two jumps each time. Two jumps after M is O.
  • Question 5

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

L is to O as C is to ______ ?

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
CORRECT ANSWER
F
EDDIE SAYS
You're halfway done! Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with three jumps each time. Three jumps after C is F.
  • Question 6

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

L is to N as F is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
CORRECT ANSWER
H
EDDIE SAYS
Getting the hang of it? Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with two jumps each time. So two jumps after F is H.
  • Question 7

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

H is to K as B is to ______ ?

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing detective? Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with three jumps each time. If you take three jumps from B, you reach E.
  • Question 8

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

J is to N as T is to ______ ?

 

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
CORRECT ANSWER
X
EDDIE SAYS
Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with four jumps each time. Four jumps after T is X. Excellent!
  • Question 9

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

R is to T as U is to ______ ?

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
CORRECT ANSWER
W
EDDIE SAYS
Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with two jumps each time. Two jumps after U is W.
Good sequence spotting so far! One question to go!
  • Question 10

Here are two letter sequences that both follow the same pattern:

 

M is to Q as L is to ______ ?

You may use the alphabet chart below to help you:

 

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
CORRECT ANSWER
P
EDDIE SAYS
This sequence follows the order of the alphabet going forwards, with four jumps each time. Four jumps after L is P.
Hooray, you have completed this activity and done some super letter spotting!
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