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Find the Missing Symbol to Complete the Grid

In this worksheet, students will find the missing symbol to complete a grid of four boxes. It will develop their ability to find and follow patterns in shapes and symbols.

'Find the Missing Symbol to Complete the Grid' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Spatial and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Complete the Grid

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Worksheet Overview

It’s time to be a puzzle perfecter!


In these questions, we have been given a grid and we need to work out the missing puzzle piece.

Grids can follow a pattern which goes across.

To find the missing puzzle piece, we first need to think about what the pattern might be.


Here are some example patterns and how they change in the grid:


Pattern Example Grid
Shading gets lighter or darker. 




Size of shapes gets bigger/smaller.



The shape turns. 





Take a look at this example:



Which of the following images would complete the missing box in the grid?

a)         b)         c) 


The pattern in this case is that the shapes get slightly smaller each time.

So the answer must be option b!


It’s now your turn to find the missing puzzle piece in grids.

Remember to work out what the pattern is in the top two squares, before applying it to the bottom two squares.


Good luck puzzle champ!

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