Mental Map Tutorial

In Mental Map you will see a number of objects in a grid. Your task is to remember the location of objects in a grid relative to one another, and rebuild the grid once it has flipped, rotated, or translated, that is, moved down, up, left, or right.


Here is how Mental Map works:

  1. When you click START you will be shown a grid containing two or more objects. Remember their locations and orientations before they undergo one or more movements. Let’s try an easy level:

    Here we see a Gas Pump and a Camping Trailer signs in our grid.  Before you click/touch (in case of touchscreens) the ‘Next’ button, pay close attention to their orientation and location in the grid relative to one another.

  2. Once you click/touch the ‘Next’ button, the system keeps one of the objects, in this case the Gas Pump, and reorients the grid. When it’s done, you will see the other object, the Camping Trailer shown outside the grid. Your task is to drag it where it should appear in the grid’s new orientation as you see in the following two images.

More useful information:

    1. Control buttons are found at the bottom right of the exercise screen. You can use these buttons to do the following:

      • If at any time you wish to Pause the exercise, click on the II button (first from left).
      • If at any time you need to Exit an exercise, click on the X button (second from left).
      • If at any time you wish to watch a tutorial video, click on the movie icon (third from left).
      • If at any time you wish to repeat the step by step online instructions on a particular exercise, click on the’ i’ button (fourth from left).
      • If you want to make the exercise full screen for easier viewing, click on the Full Screen button (fifth from left).
    2. As you progress, the exercise will grow more challenging in the following ways:

      • Grid changes become increasingly harder
      • More objects featured in grid
      • Grid has more variations of object orientation
      • Type of object sets used changes