Complete the Grid Practice 1

In this practice exercise, students will find the missing symbol to complete a grid of nine boxes. It will develop their ability to find and follow patterns in shapes and symbols under timed conditions.

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Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: Spatial & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: Complete the Grid

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Worksheet Overview

You will complete this activity under timed conditions to assess your progress in this area.

If you are unable to complete any question, move on quickly and come back to this at the end if you have time.

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

Grids can follow a horizontal pattern which goes across, a vertical pattern which goes up or down, or a diagonal pattern.

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

Take a look at this example:

Which of the following images would complete this grid?

a)        b)         c)         d)

The pattern, in this case, is horizontal.

The pattern is that the number of sides of each shape increases by one each time. Also, the centre shape gets slightly larger each time. Therefore the answer is b.

It's time to begin this timed activity.  Good luck!

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