AP, IB, and College Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Principles 

Shifting Markets

     I just completed an activity to help students practice analyzing how the non-price determinants of supply and demand work to change equilibrium price and quantity. Every demand and supply shifter is covered through the 21 problems. I even included a few questions with elasticity coefficients and double shifts. I have also included key concepts you need to know about supply and demand by test day.

Business Cycle

    Expansion, peak, contraction, trough… repeat. And so goes the business cycle. The business cycle is an unfortunate side effect of capitalism. A primary focus of Macroeconomics is the business cycle. 
     As I got started introducing Macroeconomics to my class I realized a quick activity to identify the different parts of the business cycle could be helpful as an in-class activity or as a quick review for some students. So here it is along with a description of the business cycle and explanation of the macroeconomic goals for the economy.

Bank Balance Sheets

     I just added the first macroeconomics review activity. Bank balance sheets have always been a place where my students have struggled. I hope this activity will help make understanding how events impact a bank’s balance sheet easier. 
     Here you will also find some tips and tricks regarding how to tackle a bank balance sheet question. 

Shading Practice

     The first review activity is up and running. The first activity covers all of the microeconomics graphs including supply and demand, market structures, externalities and tariffs. The activity covers shading areas on the graphs (profit, loss, etc.). Shading has often appeared on the AP Microeconomics FRQ’s in the past. 
     I have also included some tips on how to find the areas on the graph where FRQ’s often require some shading.