The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your success under timed conditions.
If you are unsure of an answer, move on to the next question.
You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time.
Look at the shapes below:
In this question type, we need to join these three shapes together to make a new shape.
Matching letters have to touch, so both the sides labelled a have to be touching each other and both the sides labelled b have to be touching.
Which of the following options would the new shape look like?
a) b) c)
Imagine joining all of the shapes together, and then try rotating the entire new shape, to see if it matches one of the options.
If we join all of the shapes together, without rotating anything, it would look like this:
As this doesn’t match any of the options, let’s try rotating it to see if we can match it to anything.
If it is rotated a quarter turn in an anti-clockwise direction, it looks exactly like option b.
So the correct answer is b.
Now it's time to begin this practice exercise.