In this post, we start with an overview of "Serial Reasoning" question types. We also provide a sample question, accompanied by tips and strategies that every student can use to perform successfully on "Serial Reasoning" questions during the official NNAT-2® exam.
Serial Reasoning Questions: What To Expect?
With this question type, the student is shown a series of shapes that change across the rows and columns throughout the design.
These questions require the child to understand how the objects in rows and columns relate to each other. The child must isolate and apply the rule/s in order to identify which object from the answer choices fits the empty box in the bottom right-hand corner of the matrix.
Serial Reasoning Sample Question
Serial Reasoning Questions: Test Prep Tips
When you first start working on 'Serial Reasoning' practice questions with your child, before each question, say to your him or her:
“Look at the picture. A piece is missing where you see the question mark. Show me the piece that is missing in the answer choices.”
After a few questions, your child will probably not need this prompt and will spontaneously point to or mark an answer.
Encourage your student to discover the pattern by looking in each direction.
Encourage your student to isolate one element (e.g: outer shape, inner shape/s) and identify how it changes.