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Recycle -- or not? A case from New York City part of Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
A case for the analysis of externalities (social costs and benefits) in the context of recycling. Drawn from a program in New York City.
"Breakfast, Brainpower, and Connecting Disciplines" part of Teaching Methods:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
Activity to help students differentiate how disciplines focus on a problem.
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.
Too many deer? A public hearing part of Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
Students reenact a public hearing to determine how to manage a deer herd that is overpopulated.
Retinitis pigmentosa: Genetic Eye Disease part of Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
By examining the progress of a genetic eye disease, students learn about eyes, genetic disorders, and neurons in this case designed for clickers and large lecture sections.
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.
Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.
Fair division in upgrading internet service. part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
In this exercise students will consider two roommates who have the opportunity to purchase a shared (public) good, upgraded internet speed. Students will discuss the appropriate division of the cost of the good. In ...
Technology and Economic Growth in the 21st Century part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
In this activity, students consider the role technology plays in raising productivity and thereby spurring economic growth. They will consider some landmark inventions of the 21st century, and discuss whether they ...
Supply and demand shifters using local examples part of Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
This activity asks students to consider some common shifters of demand and supply and rank them based on what the think would have the greatest impact in the market. I specify local markets and a local branch of a ...