Similar shape questions require you to find consistency in one more shape from a suggested selection.

There will probably be more than one similarity between the shapes you’re shown, so you need to work out which one matches the correct suggested shape.

For example, look at these two shapes, what are the similarities and do they match any of the shapes that are given?

At first you might notice the dots inside the shapes. This is a consistency, however, all the suggested answers have dots too, so that doesn’t help us. We can only have one answer.

Another similarity is both shapes are quadrilaterals, and the only other shape with four sides is C. That works.

There aren’t any other similarities so we must have found the correct answer

These questions can seem tricky at first, but with practice you will start to notice patterns and find the similarities much faster.