# The weirdest course I’ve ever taken (1 Viewer)

#### Hivaclibtibcharkwa

##### 𝗕𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗧𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿
So I recently started one of my uni courses called quantitative thinking, the description was that it was math applied to science. So I was like fair enough seems like a good elective.

However... I just had the first class today and I was confused the whole time. How is this even math? This was literally one of the questions
Eg.
9999= 4
8888= 8
So what does 1109= ?

The answer is 2. You count the circles to get the answer...

Seriously? This is like some bright side Facebook mind game. The worst thing is, there isn’t even a prescribed textbook!

So how do I learn this subject??

#### totally_screwed

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I had a look at the unit description on wsu website and seems like you're eventually gonna be learning/revising some legit stuff like functions, probability etc. the first class for any subject is usually very basic, ig they asked you those IQ test type q's as an introduction to "quantitative thinking" I doubt that's all you'll be doing

if there's no prescribed textbook for a subject then chances are you don't need one, and everything you need is in lectures and whatnot

#### totally_screwed

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actually wait you are at wsu right, I just assumed

#### may22

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The answer is 2. You count the circles to get the answer...
Please, this reminds me of UCAT practise

#### Hivaclibtibcharkwa

##### 𝗕𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗧𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿
I had a look at the unit description on wsu website and seems like you're eventually gonna be learning/revising some legit stuff like functions, probability etc. the first class for any subject is usually very basic, ig they asked you those IQ test type q's as an introduction to "quantitative thinking" I doubt that's all you'll be doing

if there's no prescribed textbook for a subject then chances are you don't need one, and everything you need is in lectures and whatnot
I hope so
Please, this reminds me of UCAT practise
legit! That’s what the class as saying as well

#### imaiyuki

##### Active Member
Imagine starting class this week
us unsw slaves already in our midterms rlfkfoejejfdkwnwn

#### DarkOperator618

##### Well-Known Member
Imagine starting class this week
us unsw slaves already in our midterms rlfkfoejejfdkwnwn
unsw gang

#### Queenroot

##### I complete the Squar3
How do they teach this?

I'm guessing they don't

#### Hivaclibtibcharkwa

##### 𝗕𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗧𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿
How do they teach this?

I'm guessing they don't
We just work through problems

#### VinneyX

##### New Member
We just work through problems View attachment 35198
By following the above comments I take it as a quantitative aptitude subject. So if I'm on the right direction, then answer to (a) is 86 and (b) is 704.
Am I correct?

#### Hivaclibtibcharkwa

##### 𝗕𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗧𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿
By following the above comments I take it as a quantitative aptitude subject. So if I'm on the right direction, then answer to (a) is 86 and (b) is 704.
Am I correct?
Yes

#### Hivaclibtibcharkwa

##### 𝗕𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗧𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿
By following the above comments I take it as a quantitative aptitude subject. So if I'm on the right direction, then answer to (a) is 86 and (b) is 704.
Am I correct?
Any tips on how I can learn this stuff

#### dasfas

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lol, I guess it could be useful for psychometric tests for job applications, but otherwise seems kinda bleh

#### dasfas

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Any tips on how I can learn this stuff
There are only so many rules they can bring up imo, so just write down how to solve every category of question and eventually you'll be able to pick up on the patterns more easily.

#### VinneyX

##### New Member
There are only so many rules they can bring up imo, so just write down how to solve every category of question and eventually you'll be able to pick up on the patterns more easily.
Exactly so. The questions here follow a logical pattern, not a typical math problem. The patterns are not limited to a set of rules. So practising regularly will help you catch the tricks.

#### VinneyX

##### New Member
Any tips on how I can learn this stuff
Just keep following the tricks and practise as much as you can. Also solve free IQ tests that is overly available in the internet. While typing this comment I found out a site called reasoningtricks after a few search. Haven't looked over it properly, but the topics covered looks convincing depending on what syllabus you are looking for. I used to solve previous year question sets a lot. You can do that too. I feel it fun.

#### brent012

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I took a similar class for my masters, with the Raven's Progressive Matrices from IQ tests and similar being a semester long project.

The twist was that we weren't solving them ourselves, we had to code "AI agents" to solve them and reflect on how human like (or not) our approaches were.