# Non-verbal reasoning patterns

A non-verbal reasoning worksheet created by an educational expert, which provides questions and answers for non-verbal reasoning patterns (or sequences).
Keystage:  KS2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, 11 Plus

## What are non-verbal reasoning patterns or sequences?

Non-verbal reasoning involves the ability to understand and analyse visual patterns, shapes, and sequences without relying on language. Non-verbal reasoning patterns or sequences can take various forms, and understanding them often requires spatial awareness, logical reasoning, and pattern recognition skills.

## What is an example of a non-verbal reasoning question?

Here's an example of an 11 plus non-verbal reasoning question:

Imagine you are presented with a sequence of shapes arranged in a specific pattern.

A non-verbal reasoning question could be:

Which shape completes the sequence?

(You will be provided with options to choose from.)

To determine the missing shape, you will need to identify the underlying rule or pattern governing the sequence.

You might notice the following pattern:

• The triangle moves one step clockwise in each subsequent figure.
• The square moves two steps clockwise in each subsequent figure.
• The circle moves three steps clockwise in each subsequent figure.

Applying this pattern to the last figure, you can deduce that the next shape should be three steps clockwise from the circle.

You should be able to figure out which option to select by applying this rule to the shapes provided.