PAT Breakdown

DATCrusher PAT Breakdown: Paper Folding

Many people have difficulties when it comes to this section because they think that they need to exercise a great deal of concentration in order to "fold" the given pattern and deduce which answer choice represents the correct 3D model. Well fret not my friends, I am going to show you three approaches that if [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|PAT Breakdown|0 Comments

DATCrusher PAT Breakdown: Cube Counting

Ahh, cubes. Yet another favourite of mine. Besides being one of the four sections on the PAT that you can easily ace, it's pretty fun. Cube counting can also raise your confidence levels going into paper folding (assuming you follow natural order of the PAT). Since this is one of the easier sections, I won't [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|PAT Breakdown|0 Comments

DATCrusher PAT Breakdown: Angles

Conceptually speaking, the angle section is the easiest to understand and grasp. all you have to do is rank the given angles from smallest to largest right? It seems easy enough for a child to do this section. Wrong! Although the objective is easy, students consistently struggle to achieve high marks in this section of [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|PAT Breakdown|0 Comments

DATCrusher PAT Breakdown: Hole-Punching

This section takes an activity that most of us as kids actually partook in. Take a piece of paper, fold it many times and use a hole-puncher to punch some holes. Then unwrap and stare at the perforated paper in awe of the magic that just took place. Which kid didn't like that? Well this [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|PAT Breakdown|0 Comments

DATCrusher PAT Breakdown: Orthographic Projections (TFE)

This is one of my favourite sections of the PAT (get used to me saying that) because everything you need to answer the question is given to you blatantly . Your only job is to interpret the orthographic projections properly. If you haven't done so already, I highly recommend reading the PAT Breakdown -keyholes article [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|PAT Breakdown|1 Comment

DATCrusher PAT Breakdown – Keyholes: Rock

Seriously CDA? Was 'giving pre-dental students heart attacks' on the to-do list at the annual meeting? Sigh, as if the aperture/keyhole section of the PAT was not hard enough, the CDA has recently integrated questions within this section that are in a category of their own.  Instead of having a normal object with deliberate and [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|PAT Breakdown|2 Comments

DATCrusher PAT Breakdown – Keyholes

Before we dive into this section, it is important to go over a few terms that will become important not only in this article, but most articles concerning the PAT. Differentiating these terms will give you a greater appreciation of how PAT questions are created and will therefore be advantageous when deciding on an answer [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|PAT Breakdown|2 Comments