**Pattern**

A pattern is defined as a repeated arrangement or set of numbers, shapes, colours, and so on.

**Example 1:** Find the missing shape.

**Explanation:**

The pattern is square, triangle, and circle. These three shapes are repeated continuously.

Therefore, the missing shape is a circle.

**Example 2:**

**Explanation: **

Starting from the left, the pattern is a cube, cylinder, cone, cube, cylinder, cone, and so on.

The missing shape is a **cone**.

Some patterns can be made by turning the shapes in different ways.

We can turn the shapes in two ways:

**Clockwise **is defined as the direction when something turns in the same direction as the hands in a clock move.

**Anti-clockwise** is defined as the direction when something turns in the opposite direction to the hands in a clock.

The arrow has been moved each time in an **anticlockwise **direction.

**Steps to find the rule in a pattern- **

1. Observe the first shape and then compare it with the second shape.

2. Then we will figure out if it is moving in a clockwise direction or in an anticlockwise direction.

**How to find the missing shape in a pattern? **

Let’s learn with an example:

**1.** Observe the first shape.

**2**. Compare with the second shape

**3.** In this, the triangle is turning a quarter-turn in the clockwise direction.

**4.** Turn the figure C quarter-turn in the clockwise direction to get the figure D.

**Let’s try a question:**

Question: The given shapes are making a pattern. The given shapes are moving in a ______ direction.

**Explanation:**

The given shapes are moving in a clockwise direction.

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