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## How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition (2000) Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS)

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. "3 Learning and Transfer." How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2000.

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How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School

BOX 3.11 Three Solutions to the Best-Buy Problem

 Which is the best buy for barbecue sauce? Percentage Using Strategy Difference strategy Simulation study Supermarket study 18−14=4 ounces 79−81=−2 cents A gives 4 more bunces and costs 2 cents less than B 9 22 Which is the best buy for sunflower seeds? Unit-price strategy 30/3=10 cents per ounce 44/4=11 cents per ounce A costs less per ounce than B 39 5 Which is the best buy for peanuts? Ratio strategy 2×45=90 cents 2×4=8 ounces A costs twice as much as B and contains more than twice as much 47 35 SOURCE: Adapted from Lave (1988).
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 Front Matter (R1-R10) 1 Learning: From Speculation to Science (1-28) 2 How Experts Differ from Novices (29-50) 3 Learning and Transfer (51-78) 4 How Children Learn (79-113) 5 Mind and Brain (114-128) 6 The Design of Learning Environments (129-154) 7 Effective Teaching: Examples in History, Mathematics, and Science (155-189) 8 Teacher Learning (190-205) 9 Technology to Support Learning (206-230) 10 Conclusions (231-247) 11 Next Steps for Research (248-284) References (285-348) Biographical Sketches of Committees' Members and Staff (349-357) Acknowledgments (358-362) Index (363-374)