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Solve Alphabetical Sequences Using Letter Pairs and Forwards Direction Only

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

'Solve Alphabetical Sequences Using Letter Pairs and 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:

 

G is toas is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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 R as X is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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 toas V is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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:

 

X is to B as L is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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:

 

U is to A as B is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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:

 

T is to D as S is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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 as V is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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:

 

S is to D as N is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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:

 

X is to D as V is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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:

 

P is to E as E is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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:

 

G is toas is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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
A
EDDIE SAYS
Welcome detective!
Each sequence follows the order of the alphabet going forwards, with two jumps each time. So two jumps after Y is A.
When you reach the end of the alphabet, you continue by starting back at the beginning. You can follow the alphabet chart to help you do this if you need to.
  • Question 2

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

 

 M is to R as X is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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
C
EDDIE SAYS
Each sequence follows the order of the alphabet going forwards, with five jumps each time. So, five jumps after X is C.
Don't forget, as you follow the alphabet to the end, start back at the beginning again. Super!
  • Question 3

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

 

J is toas V is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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
C
EDDIE SAYS
Getting the hang of it? Both sequences follows the order of the alphabet going forwards, with seven jumps each time. Seven jumps after V is C.
  • Question 4

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

 

X is to B as L is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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
Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with four jumps each time. Four jumps after L is P.
You're doing great, sequence spotter, keep going!
  • Question 5

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

 

U is to A as B is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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
Excellent letter locating! Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with six jumps each time. Six jumps after B is H.
  • Question 6

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

 

T is to D as S is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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
C
EDDIE SAYS
Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet, with ten jumps each time. Ten jumps after S is C. Fantastic!
  • Question 7

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

 

M is to as V is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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 nine jumps each time. If you take nine jumps from V, you reach E.
  • Question 8

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

 

S is to D as N is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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
Y
EDDIE SAYS
Did you keep up with the jumps?! Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with eleven jumps each time. Eleven jumps after N is Y.
  • Question 9

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

 

X is to D as V is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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
B
EDDIE SAYS
This sequence follows the order of the alphabet going forwards, with six jumps each time. Six jumps after V is B.
Wow, there is only one question to go!
  • Question 10

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

 

P is to E as E is to ______ .

 

Use your detective skills to find the missing letter in the second pair.


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
T
EDDIE SAYS
Both sequences follow the order of the alphabet going forwards, with a massive fifteen jumps each time. Fifteen jumps after E is T.
Hats off, you've completed your mission successfully detective!
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