A typical child on Piaget’s conservation tasks


>>So I’m going to make two rows of quarters. [ Background Noise ] Ok. Does this row have more quarters? Does this row have more quarters? Or are they the same?>>The same.
>>The same. Ok, now watch. [ Background Noise ] Now, does this row have more quarters? Does this row have more quarters? Or are they the same?>>This one has more quarters.>>That one has more quarters.>>Yeah.
>>Why does that one have more quarters?>>Because it’s stretched out.>>Because it’s stretched out.>>Yes.>>Ok, so how many are in this row?>>1, 2, 3, 4, 5.>>Ok, how many are in this row?>>1, 2, 3, 4, 5.>>So, are there more in this row? This row? Or are they the same?>>The same.>>The same.>>Yeah.>>Ok. Ok, so we have two sticks. Is this stick longer? Is this stick longer? Or are they the same?>>The same.>>The same. What about now? Is this stick longer? Is this stick longer? Or are they the same?>>That stick is longer.>>This stick is longer?>>Yeah.>>Can you tell me why?>>Because you moved it over.>>So now it’s longer.>>Yeah.>>Ok. Tell me, I’m going to pour blue water into
each of these cups and you’re going to have to tell me when they have the same amount, ok. [ Pouring Water ]>>Ok, tell me when this one is the same.>>The same!>>The same? Those two are the same now?>>Yes.>>Ok. The same. [ Background Noise ]>>The water is the same.>>Good. Ok, now watch this. We’re going to take the blue
water from this glass and we’re going to pour it into this glass. Now, does this glass have more water? Does this glass have more water? Or are they the same?>>It has more water.>>This one has more water?>>Yeah.>>Can you tell me why?>>Because that one’s higher than that.>>That one’s higher than that one, right. Can you tell me does this
ball have more playdough? Does this ball have more playdough? Or are they the same?>>That ball has more playdough.>>That one has more?>>Yeah.
>>Let’s try and make them the same. Two of the same size. What about? What about now?>>They’re the same!>>They’re the same now?>>Yes.>>Ok, now watch. Now, does this one have more playdough? Does this one have more playdough? Or are they the same?>>That one has more playdough.>>That one has more playdough. Can you tell me why?>>Because you smooshed that one.>>Because that one’s smooshed. How about? How about now? Does this one have more playdough? Does this one have more playdough? Or are they the same?>>The same!>>Are they the same. Why are they the same?>>You rolled that one back up.>>Ok. Great. Hm. Ok. Did we share the graham crackers fair? Is this fair?>>Yes.>>Yes. Can you tell me why it’s fair?>>You have more than I do.>>I have one.>>You have two and I have one.>>Is that fair?>>No.>>No. How about now?>>Now that’s fair.>>Now that’s fair. Why is that fair?>>You have two and I have two.>>Yes.

100 comments

  1. And that is why kids can not dervie the Navier stokes equations. They do not understand the principles of conservation of mass and momentum.

  2. When I hand out your names and what you did in Ballyfermot I think It will not be the same. Test me, I dare yis

  3. Stupid way for the chick to Teach about Equality . or logistic knowing his learning explaining why and how is it would be much better not fucking repeating always. No wonder the kid Didn't got the Drill. My point of you. Likes Hers hahha 😁😁😁😁

  4. There's an argument that the child knows the correct answers but assumes they are incorrect because the feel an adult wouldn't ask such an obvious/simple question

  5. Can they do similar tests with Trump? "Look at these two inaugural crowd sizes. Is the Obama crowd bigger, is the Trump crowd bigger, or are they the same?

  6. When my little brother would save up a bunch of $1 bills from his allowance and my dad would try to trade him $5s and $10s for it.

  7. What is Rotogenflux Methods? Does it work? I hear many people improve their intelligence with this intelligence boost system.

  8. Reading the comments section, I can tell not many here are familiar with Piaget work. What the kids is doing is absolutely normal. He is at an age where his cognitive abilities do not allow him to distinguish between object conservation tasks. He cannot properly tell when two objects are the same when presented under a different formal. This is all part of a child cognitive development. Once he grasps that concept, he will be ready for the next which is being able to start understanding others feelings.

  9. Economically, not fair !! First test, there is a gap. Second, there is level. Third, shape and size difference. Fourth and fifth ?? 🤔

    Conclusion from that boy: You’re not supposed to correct older people. Nobody like smart ass. 😏

  10. And one thing we can take away from this lesson is….you should not let small kids decide their own gender..
    😑 lol

  11. It's amazing how we learn and start seeing things differently as we age, that's why is so important to stimulate (adequately) their little minds early on 🤗

  12. In all seriousness are any normal kids this stupid by the age of 5? This stuff was easy for me, easy for my sibling(s) and easy for plenty of people I know, this would possibly be hard if the kid was 2.

  13. Intrestingly enoughf I am taking a class in psychology and I am currently being recommended this, so thats ah, pretty intresting.

  14. This kid is really smart!!!! Even though his answers are incorrect, he’s thinking really critically and has clear reasoning (albeit incorrect reasoning) for his responses. What a cutie 🙂

  15. I feel like this is because the child was conceptually misinformed. Not like people learn without being taught. So is it some common flaw in the way people train these false associations unintentionally? Is it common at all?

  16. I dont think it would make any difference but "the same" when they dont look the same IS different. I think "are they equal amounts" is an alternative.

  17. Maybe its just me but I dont think this is a typical child. I was able to multiply 2-digit numbers by the age of 4. I would not have said that they are longer or they contain more water. Its just common sense. If you move it, it wont be bigger. I know that everyone knows this as an adult, but there is no way I would ever think this way. Common sense.

  18. this reminds me of that one time my nephew had a $5 bill and my mom was trying to take it from him to put it away, and he didn't want too… so my moms was like ill trade u these 2 bills for urs… ($1 =$2) he was like hellz yea!!! and tiok the 2 $1 bills and gave me mom his $5 bill… 🤣🤣🤣
    fyi: we were walking to the store and she didn't want him to lose his money…

  19. People keep attributing this line of thought to children, but you should all remember this when you go grocery shopping. This is a marketing strategy that works constantly on adults who have too much trust in companies. Easy example would be potato chips. They can easily put less in a larger bag and more in a smaller bag and people would still buy the bigger bag. Classic marketing

  20. I'm confused as to why he is not being corrected with explanations. This is not how we do things in homeschooling. He would have progressed to the correct answers quickly if given proper feedback. As far as I can tell, his answers were perfect because of the positive reinforcement he was getting.
    Kids have so much more potential than we think, it's the way we teach that needs improvement. I realize this was not a lesson though. I stay away from testing for the most part, especially without prior knowledge of subject matter, which this child must not have.

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