From: Eugene Matusov
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Date: 10 Nov 1996
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Your description of the game is very good. As to kid's learning and your guidance, they are required a bit more elaboration to visualize what happened.
You wrote, "At first he had no clue where to begin. But I helped him out by asking him questions and trying to collectively use deductive reasoning. In the end we solved a couple of codes within twelve tries and that is very impressive. "
What specifically you did, what questions did you ask, how did you try to collectively use deductive reasoning? What was the boy's contribution in the joint activity? Why do you think you helped in the child's ZPD?