**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.**

Let's try one together as a reminder:

Which image would come next in this series?

We have to choose one image from the following:

a) b) c) d) e)

First, we need to work out how each image changes to become the next one in the sequence. What do you notice?

If we look at **shading**, we can see that the arrows are alternating between white and black.

This means we are looking for **white arrows** next, so we can rule out options a and d.

Let’s look at the **position** of the arrows now.

The position of the arrows alternates between being in a continuous line in the middle of the square and being arranged in two lines.

This means we are looking for **arrows in a line in the middle **for the next image in the sequence, so we can rule out option b.

Now, let’s look at **number **or **frequency**. Is there anything we can count?

The number of arrows is increasing by one each time.

This means we are looking for **5 arrows** for the next image in the sequence, so we can rule out option c.

If we bring this all together, we are left with option e as our correct answer.

**Now it's time to begin this practice exercise.**

**Good luck!**