Monday, March 1, 2010

Keynesian Cross

Summary: TI-83 project.

Keynesian Cross -

I was teaching the multipliers last week when it occurred to me that every student in my class had a graphing calculator. Using the TI-83 we we able to see the algebra, graph the function, and change parameters instantly and see the results. Later, I found that the TI-83 has software installed on it to make flashcards. This weekend, I made a stack and it's better than my iPod app, Econexamcram.

I'm going to have students download the stack to their graphing calculator for the macro review. I have not been able to figure out how to send the file but I will send the file to interested readers when I do. Another problem is that the calculator does not support graphs well in the flash cards.

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, IA. He is an author, and also publishes the Mikeroeconomics and iMacroeconomics VB blogs.


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