Spatial Reasoning

Spatial-temporal reasoning is the ability to visualize spatial patterns and mentally manipulate them over a time-ordered sequence of spatial transformations.

This ability is important for generating and conceptualizing solutions to multi-step problems that arise in areas such as architecture, engineering, science, mathematics, art, games, and everyday life.

Spatial reasoning measures the ability to manipulate and reason about shapes and spatial relationships. Spatial reasoning therefore, provides an indication of a person's ability to visulise the shape and surfaces of a finished object before it is constructed.

Spatial Reasoning Examples

Exercise 1


Which of the 4 answer figures (a, b, c, d) could be made by folding the pattern below:


Spatial Reasoning Example


Answers


As the example pattern is completely darkened, only a "complete darkened figure" can be made from folding it.

Thus, the answer is "b", because all the other answer choices have a figure with a side that is white.


Exercise 2


Which one of the 4 figures (a, b, c, d) could be made by folding the pattern below:


Spatial Reasoning Exercise 2


Answers


As the pattern has a black square within each of its folds, only a figure can be made that has a black square on each of its sides.

Only answer choice "d" has a "black square" on each side of the figure.

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