NNAT Serial Reasoning

Serial Reasoning

During the “Serial Reasoning” portion of the NNAT, children observe a series of geometric shapes that gradually change across the row and down the columns. The desired result is that each shape will only appear once in each row and column. The objective of the question is to identify the specific change(s) that is occurring in the overall design. As the child progresses in grade level, serial reasoning questions will increase in difficulty as the shapes become more complex, and the change more subtle. The student is encouraged to look for changes in size, color, and rotation (just to name a few).

In Serial Reasoning questions, children are shown a 9-box matrix that has a series of figures that are being modified. The key to a Serial Reasoning question is “What comes next in the series?”

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Sample Question:

Parent: Say, “Look at the shapes in the boxes across the rows and up and down the columns. Do you see how they are related to each other? Can you find the answer that goes in the empty box so the designs inside the rows and columns follow a pattern?”

Answer: D – Each row contains 5 vertices stars of different sizes in different order.

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