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Creating a Connection between Everyday Life and Stoichiometry using ChemPrime
This page is authored by Lisa I Smith, M.S., North Hennepin Community College, based on participation in the ChemEd DL summit hosted by the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Catholic University of America.
This activity allows the student to access a webpage that provides examples of stoichiometry using terminology and objects they use in their everyday life. This activity can help a student make a connection between the complex chemical concept of stoichiometry and their current knowledge.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
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Wal-Mart Context Rich Problems
Brian Peterson, Central College
In this example, students are asked to research the effects of Wal-Mart on small town economies, relate those effects to their own town, and draw a conclusion based on those effects.

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Tax burden context-rich problem
Joann Bangs, College of St. Catherine
Students are asked to write a letter to the editor of their newspaper to explain their point of view as a seller in a market that is about to experience an increased sales tax rate.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Writing Assignment
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Price discrimination context-rich problem
Joann Bangs, College of St. Catherine
Students prepare an essay to explain pricing strategies for two different companies.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Classroom Activity
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Context-rich problem for cooperative group problem solving - Electric Force
kenneth heller, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Context-rich problem for electrostatics in an introductory physics class. The instructional setting uses cooperative group problem solving.

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Excise Tax Incidence: Context Rich Problem
Rochelle Ruffer, Nazareth College
Context Rich Problem using the concepts of excise tax incidence, elasticity of demand, and elasticity of supply. Students must determine which information is appropriate and which is extraneous to the problem.

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Price Ceiling: Context Rich Problem
Rochelle Ruffer, Nazareth College
context rich problem on price ceilings

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Game Theory Context-Rich Problem
Brian Peterson, Central College
This consists of a short essay to be written by students after watching the West Wing episode "Hartsfield's Landing." In it, students are asked to help a friend to understand the content of the show using the basic components of non-cooperative game theory and the prisoner's dilemma.

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Marginal Analysis Context-Rich Problem
Brian Peterson, Central College
In this problem, students consider the benefits of reduced tray usage in school cafeterias by comparing the cost savings of having to clean fewer trays against the opportunity cost of increased labor and energy costs to clean the cafeteria after meals.

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Changes in Demand: Context Rich Problem
Rochelle Ruffer, Nazareth College
Context Rich Problem on demand shifters and the implications of such a shift.

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