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Each of the following 4 questions is worth 1 point with scores being 1 (all or mostly correct), .5 (on the right track but major problems), or 0 (no answer or not even close) 1. This question is about the video where the little boy judges the number of quarters, length of sticks, amount of liquid, amount of Play-Doh, and number of graham crackers. What if the experiment were modified somewhat, so that the child was not comparing two sets of quarters, two lumps of Play-Doh, etc. What if, in the Play-Doh test, there was just one ball of Play-Doh that the experimenter flattened and asked “Is there more Play-Doh now?” And what if the child could reliably say “no”. How might you interpret that finding to the one that you saw in the video with respect to children’s ability to think logically? If a child reliably says no during this task, that tells me that he is relying on logic over appearance in this stage. While he judged two sets of quarters, two lumps of Play-Doh, etc. he was relying on appearance over logic to judge the amount present.

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