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Hemispheric Lateralization: Are You Left- or Right-Brained? part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
An online brain dominance inventory provides students with information on their brain dominance and information processing style. This relates to perception and learning styles.

Determining the Break-Even Point of Profit for a Campus Service part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students are asked to determine the break even profit point for a service to be offered on campus, using an online break even calculator.

Discovering Economic Preconceptions using Clickers part of Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
Student preconceptions in the economics classroom are an under-appreciated element of teaching. Here we describe how clickers can easily be used to determine student preconceptions and thus inform the instructor on the information that students bring to the classroom.

Clickers As an Alternative to Scantrons part of Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
Clickers can be used to replace Scantron forms for exams. This can save considerable time and effort when it comes to recording scores.

Using Clickers to Inductively Construct Economic Concepts part of Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
This technique reverses the usual order of definitions and examples used in class to one of presenting an example or examples first and then having students "discover" the concept when asked with carefully constructed clicker questions.

Using Clickers to Generate Supply and Demand Curves part of Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
Use the clickers to generate data for demand and supply curves by asking students to give numerical values for their maximum willingness to pay for something and their minimum willingness to accept for something. Use the data generated to graph both the demand and supply curves.

Application of oral history to economics: Immigrant Economic Experiences part of Teaching Methods:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
Application of oral history to economics: Immigrant Experiences This assignment will connect an oral history approach to the examination of economic development concepts such as push and pull factors related to immigration decision, job opportunities in the host country, and issues related to brain drain. In addition, students will be able to explore other relevant migration concerns such as assimilation and discrimination. The project develops a student's ability to understand and integrate these concepts from a variety of perspectives and real world situations.

Wal-Mart Context Rich Problems part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
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.

Tax burden context-rich problem part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
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.

Price discrimination context-rich problem part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students prepare an essay to explain pricing strategies for two different companies.