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Principles of Economics: understanding opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and absolute advantage part of Examples
In principles of economics students many times have trouble understanding the concept of opportunity cost, connecting opportunity cost to comparative advantage, and differentiating between absolute advantage and comparative advantage. This activity allows the instructor to detect whether a large number of students exhibit any of these misconceptions, and then focus on the most problematic concepts in class.

Subject: Economics

Monetary Policy and the FOMC part of Examples
Describing and analyzing monetary policy from FOMC press releases.

Subject: Economics

Introducing money: a just-in-time teaching activity part of Examples
In this just-in-time activity, students submit responses before class to demonstrate their ability to use concepts from a textbook reading on money. In-class follow-up activities are recommended.

Subject: Economics

JiTT in Introduction to Demand Analysis part of Examples
Activity reinforcing the factors that shift a market demand curve.

Subject: Economics

Making Rational Decisions in Economics - The Role of Sunk and Marginal Costs part of Examples
This JiTT exercise uses a real-life example to pose a question to students about the nature of "rationality" as typically used in economics. In this case, the focus is on fixed vs. marginal costs and the ...

Subject: Economics

Symmetry and Tilings: An Exploration part of Examples
Students are directed to read through a Web-based tutorial on Symmetry and Tilings in the form of an short and colorful article entitled Tilings and Tesselations; afterwards, they answer several questions on tilings (tessellations), tiling terminology, types of symmetry (isometries), periodic tilings and Penrose tilings.

Subject: Mathematics

History of Pi and Buffon's Needle part of Examples
Students are directed to visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive and read an extensive online article entitled History of Pi; in addition, they make use of an interactive simulation of Buffon's Needle experiment. Afterwards, they answer several questions on how mathematicians calculated approximations for the value of pi and on the formulas that they used; they also discuss and analyze Buffon's experiment.

Subject: Mathematics

Cartes Postales de TV5 Monde part of Examples
In this exercise, students will take a virtual tour of a city where French is spoken and write a postcard based on the places that they "visit". Postcards will be sent to classmates and the instructor. They will be judged for cultural interest and linguistic accuracy.

Subject: Languages:French

Facts and Myths about Citing References in Scholarly Work and Plagiarism part of Examples
This learning activity is designed to give the learner confidence and skill to avoid the use of plagiarism in scholarly papers.

Subject: Education

Earth and the Solar System part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is high enrollment science course for non-science students in which we examine the evidence for how geological, biological, atmospheric, oceanic, and climatic processes work and interact here on Earth. We then ...

Subject: Geoscience