Figure classification

When the students are ready, say:

Now look at page 4 and follow while I read the directions.

Pause and check that all the students are on the right page, and then read:

In each of these questions the first three figures are similar in some way. Decide how they are the same. Then choose the figure from the answer choices that goes with them. Look at the example below.  [Pause]


Think about how the first three figures are similar.  [Pause] Each figure is shaded and has four sides. Now look at the answer choices. Find the one that is shaded and also has four sides. The correct answer is D. This is how you would show the answer.  [Pause and indicate the example in the Student Booklet.]

Now try some practice questions. Mark your answer choices by filling in the correct box on the Answer Sheet. Remember, if you want to change your answer, rub out your first choice and mark your new letter choice.


Practice 1

Practice 2

Pause while the students choose their answers. Walk around the room, checking to make sure they are marking their answers correctly. Clear up any difficulties. Then continue as follows:

The answer to practice question 1 is K, because that is the only choice that is a striped semi-circle, like the first three figures.

The answer to practice question 2 is M, because that is the only choice that has two semi-circles, one up and one down, with one striped and one dark.

Are there any questions?

Answer any questions, and then read:

Do all of the questions in this test the same way. Try to answer every question.

You will have 10 minutes to work on this test.

Turn over the page and begin. Work until you reach the stop sign at the end of the test.

Start your stopwatch or note the exact time to the nearest second on your watch or clock. Note this time on your Time Chart, and then add exactly 10 minutes and fill in the stopping time.

While the test is in progress, walk around the room to make sure that all the students are marking their answers by drawing a line across the letters and that no one has turned to a page they should not be on. Encourage any students who finish early to check their answers. After exactly 10 minutes, say:

Stop. Put your pencils down and turn to the next page.