Sorter by Similar Attributes

Sub Trajectory: Classification

Sorts objects according to an explicit attribute (although still may decide to switch attributes during the sorting). The end result may appear to reflect adult categorizations, but often has a different basis, such as general resemblance. 


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  • Can, especially if scaffolded, “hold fast” for some time to a criterion for sorting and recognize that alternative bases for classification exist. However, may switch and are still predisposed to respond in certain ways.


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Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.