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Taped on the surface of a fold-up table is a big poster where all the children are supposed to put their hand print.
The instructions read:
- Pick a color for your handprint and squirt it onto a paper plate.
- Place your hand in the paint, making sure your palm and fingers are covered.
- Place your hand carefully on the poster to make your handprint.
- Wash your hand off, then come back and write your name by your handprint.
Sounds simple enough. Amelia picks a color (she always picks blue), squirts it onto a plate, and wiggles her hand around in it. Then she goes to choose a spot on the poster. At that point, she realizes everyone else’s handprints have the fingers pointing towards her.
Dilemma: Is the direction of the handprint a rule? It wasn’t written in the instructions. If Amelia did it…
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