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Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Intermediate students are asked to analyze data on the components of consumption and investment expenditures and explanatory variables based on textbook models of each. Students look for rough correlations between the explanatory and dependent variables.

Writing Precise Explanations of Graphic/Tabular Display of Economic Data part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks for short, precise explanations of economic data displayed in graphs and tables.

Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI). part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth anddevelopment as commonly measured by per capita GDP and the HumanDevelopment Index (HDI) for 100 countries of the world. There is a bigdebate about how good an indicator HDI is compared to GDP per capita asa measure of development.

Marginal Analysis Context-Rich Problem part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
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.

Changes in Demand: Context Rich Problem part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Context Rich Problem on demand shifters and the implications of such a shift.

Context-rich problem for cooperative group problem solving - Electric Force part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Context-rich problem for electrostatics in an introductory physics class. The instructional setting uses cooperative group problem solving.

Excise Tax Incidence: Context Rich Problem part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
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.

Price Ceiling: Context Rich Problem part of Teaching Methods:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
context rich problem on price ceilings

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.