At most vs at least

This next example comes from Sue VanHattum.

Me: Clean up your drips!
R: There aren’t any.
Me: I see at least one.
R: You see at most one.

When do children start using logical reasoning? Can we find other examples of children thinking like this?

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2 thoughts on “At most vs at least

  1. My son was almost 8 when he said this. (Now that he’s 10, I’m surprised I mentioned it. This sort of thing is so much a part of our conversations now. He loves to argue – my fault, I’m sure….)

    • I used to get upset when my son argued with me. Now I’m pleased (at least upon reflection, if not always in the moment) because he brings evidence to our arguments, and can be very logical about his perspective.

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