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Find the Missing Image Practice 1

In this worksheet, students will identify the missing image in a series. Students will need to look for changes in position, shading, line and frequency, as well as looking for alternating patterns.

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Worksheet Overview

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!

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