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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.

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.

The Effects of Condemned/Restored Homes on Surrounding Property Values: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this undergraduate research and service learning project, students and faculty collaborate on a study of the effects of condemned/restored homes in their college town on surrounding property values. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective economics course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that investigates the effects of race, ethnicity, and poverty on high school graduation rates in Florida. The data are easily obtainable from the Florida Department of Education. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.