Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Econ - Today we had an in-class review of key terms and concepts from Chapter 1. There was a crossword puzzle, but this is NOT an assignment to be handed in. The test on Chapter 1 is tomorrow, August 30. Students may use notes on the test. Please bring a #2 pencil.
AP Econ - We had a practice test (ungraded) on Monday, and the exam for Chapter 1 will be Tuesday, August 30. We begin Chapter 2 on Wednesday.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Econ - Thursday's assignment for homework was from Chapter 1, Section 2. Page 21 Questions 1 - 6. Friday, we covered Section 3 of Chapter 1, which deals with Resource Categories. There is a short handout to accompany this section and students will also be assigned Questions 1 - 5, page 27.
AP Econ - We have finished covering Chapter 1. Please note the assignment which is due on Monday, August 29. We will have a practice test (ungraded) on Monday, and the exam for Chapter 1 will be Tuesday, August 30. We begin Chapter 2 on Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Econ - We covered Section 2 of Chapter 1 today. There was no homework today.
AP Econ - We are covering Chapter 1. Books are now available in the textbook center. Please pick up your textbook as soon as possible. Definitions of Key Terms and Concepts are due on Monday, August 29. In addition, answer questions 7, 10, 11, 13, and 14 on pages 19 - 20.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Econ - We finished Section 1 of Chapter 1 on Scarcity and the PPF. There was a handout today involving graphing PPF curves and answering questions. This is due tomorrow, and students who were absent may pick up additional copies of the assignment in the classroom.
AP Econ - We are covering Chapter 1. Books are now available in the textbook center. Please pick up your textbook as soon as possible. Definitions of Key Terms and Concepts are due on Monday, August 29. There will also be additional questions from the chapter assigned tomorrow.
PARENTS - Senior year can be particularly stressful for your kids. The classes and time requirements may be a bit easier for them, but the pressure of getting their SATs, College Applications, Scholarship Applications, etc. in on time can be pretty tough because kids won't be monitored or paced by their peers and teachers. Please, if you have any questions or concerns, contact me or have your son or daughter come and see me. I just got my own son out of here and into UC Berkeley, so I know a few things about what kids need to do.
Friday, August 19, 2011
ECON Period 1:
Wants, Utility, Scarcity, Opportunity Costs, Production Possibilities Frontier
AP ECON Periods 2, 3, 4, and 5:
(Same as above) also, some discussion of marginalism/marginal benefit and cost, The Economic PerspectiveAny questions? Post on comments below...
ASSIGNMENTS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22:
ECON Period 1:
Students are to read Chapter 1 (pages 6 – 12), and, on page 12, answer questions 1 – 6.
Students are to read pages 4 – 7 (end at “Individuals’ Economizing Problem”) and answer questions 1 – 6 on page 19.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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