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Volumes of Solids of Revolution part of Examples
This write-pair-share activity presents Calculus II students with a worksheet containing several exercises that require them to find the volume of solids of revolution using disk, washer and shell methods and to sketch three-dimensional representations of the resulting solids.

The Crusty Loaf of Bread: An Exploration of Area of a Surface of Revolution part of Examples
This write-pair-share activity for Calculus II students involves a hypothetical hemispherical loaf of bread with a 12-inch diameter that has been sliced into twelve one-inch-thick slices. The objective is to determine which slice contains the most upper crust (i.e., most area of its surface of revolution).

Financial Value of Customer Satisfaction: Using a Lifetime Value Calculator part of Examples
This online lifetime value calculator quickly demonstrates the financial value of a satisfied customer.

Social Class Symbols: In-class Activity Game part of Examples
This sites provides three interactive games related to social class and personal possessions indicative of class.

Do You See What I See: Using Optical and Visual Illusions to Illustrate Perception part of Examples
An in-class demonstration of perception and individual perceptual differences, using optical illusions and visuals.

Pro-Con-Caveat Grid part of Examples
The pro-con-caveat activity is a quick and easy way to engage students through a more interactive lecture experience.

La Dyslexie: A French language podcast part of Examples
In this listening comprehension exercise, students will complete a questionnaire based on a podcast on the topic of dyslexia. Students will listen to the podcast at the French website Neopodia and answer comprehension questions in complete sentences in French.

Externalities in the cashmere market: Colbert Report interview part of Examples
In this interactive lecture, students watch a video clip from The Colbert Report that addresses pollution externalities. Students graph the market and use the write-pair-share technique, then brainstorm ways to move the market to the socially efficient equilibrium.

The Price Mechanism, Subjective Value and The Antiques Road Show part of Examples
An interactive lecture segment utilizing videos from the Antiques Roadshow, designed to create an interactive experience for students and the instructor. After watching an expert appraisal of a rare/unique object students respond to discussion questions. Instructors lead the discussion toward issues of subjective value, willingness to pay, and the price mechanism.

The Economics of Drug Legalization: A Double Entry Journal part of Examples
The activity is designed to be an interative lecture segment during a larger interactive lecture class period. The technique demonstrated through this example is a double entry journal.