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Wal-Mart Context Rich Problems part of 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 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 Examples
Students prepare an essay to explain pricing strategies for two different companies.
Tutoring Service and Price Discrimination Context-Rich Problem part of Examples
Students are asked to apply what they learned in class to a real life scenario question.
Explicit and Implicit Costs of Education: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Students are faced with advising a roommate about the costs and benefits of continuing with their education. Specifically, students are asked to apply the concepts of explicit and implicit costs to a real world scenario.
Binomial Probability Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Context rich problem in which students apply the binomial distribution to determine if an outcome is likely random.
Elasticity and Total Revenue: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Context rich problem allowing students to apply elasticy of demand concepts.
Tariff Context Rich Problem part of Examples
This context rich problems allows students to apply concepts such as efficiency and surplus in the context of lowering tariffs.
Movement along vs. shift of demand curve: Water chlorination (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
This context-rich problem asks students to distinguish between a movement along a demand curve and a shift of a demand curve for a price-inelastic product: water chlorination in Kenya.
Gasoline consumption: incentive effects of taxes vs. standards (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
Students analyze the effectiveness, equity and political appeal of higher gasoline taxes and increased CAFE standards as a means of achieving a reduction in oil imports.