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Author Topic: Spatial Ability and Building Model Airplanes  (Read 696 times)
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2013, 09:35:43 AM »

6 out of 9, but I'll have to admit I got really bored by the 6th one...
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2013, 09:59:02 AM »

Bill,
I got 6 out of 9

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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2013, 10:25:18 AM »

Bill,
I got 6 out of 9

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I was bored by #5
However I did only 4 questions and got the 4 all correct. To do this I had to draw on paper a small 3 dimensional box in perspective and then fill in the sides. Was quite simple after that. After figuring out the drawing trick, all bets were off and there was no more challenge.  I will go back and resume the test at a later time, when I can draw out 16 more boxes in perspective.



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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2013, 01:12:57 PM »

8 out of 9

Number 6 stumped me so I just guessed. I guess I guessed wrong.

Not sure if it's really a spatial reasoning thing since half of them can be reasoned using a simple math trick. The rest needs you to figure out the orientation of the shapes and I couldn't figure out an "algorithm" (cheat?) for them so had to visualize what they would look like folded up.
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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2013, 06:46:38 AM »

I got 8 out of 9. Not sure which one I missed.
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« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2013, 06:28:09 PM »

6 of 9.....ouch! Grin
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« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2013, 07:44:31 PM »

I didn't even try. I never read instructions. By not reading instructions, is how you learn by experience, and trial and error! :<)

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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2013, 09:40:27 PM »

6 of 9.....ouch! Grin

I believe the average is 3 out of 9? Your'e still way above average.
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« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2013, 07:14:48 AM »

Spatial ability is truly lacking among the masses. I was building models and fiddling with various mechanical tasks when I was wee pup. Many moons later I took series of tests for the Navy Aviation Officer program - one was Spatial and the Navy dude said I'd probably pooch that one because I have no depth perception, as in zero. I aced it, missed 1 out of 33. Years after that I decided to expand my house and made 3 3-view drawings of my proposed designs. My wife, who  had grown up in a house where TV was the sole form of entertainment (I  had no TV until the last half my senior year) couldn't visualize what the house would look like so I had to cobble together 3-D models out of cardboard.

Now our young run into walls while texting while walking with their head down. They live in a flat screen world and planes have to be ready-to-fly. I call them toys, not model airplanes. Most of their mechanical/electrical ability is so pathetic they have to call an electrician to replace a light bulb. Sad . . .
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