Spatial Visualization questions are one of the more difficult questions and require students to visualize how shapes relate to each other and how they can be manipulated. Children are presented with objects that combine, rotate, switch and transform across rows and columns. The objective is to apply the same logic from first row to second or third row of objects into the missing piece.
Some of the most common transformations include – change in position, rotations, shape flips, combination of shapes, color switches, or folding of objects.
Tips and Tricks
- Before starting on any section, find a quiet place with no distractions. Make sure your child is sitting comfortably.
- Provide positive and encouraging feedback for correct answers and supportive feedback with explanations for incorrect answers. Avoid any negative feedback, comments, or gestures as this may discourage your child.
- First, discuss what is in the first row with the child. Ask questions such as – what kind of shapes are in the box, what colors, which direction they face?
- Ask the child how the objects change as the move box by box.
– Do the objects get combined?
– Is there outer/inner shape, if so, how are they changing?
– Are the colors changing?
– Are the objects rotating or flipping?
– Are the objects moving up/down or left/right?
– Are the objects increasing or decreasing in size?
- Encourage the child to visualize and draw out a possible answer choice.
- Have the child review each answer choice and describe how it relates to the question rows.