Unit 2.5-2.6: Elasticity

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Unit 2.5-2.6 activities

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Assessment map

This page provides a map of the various assessments included in the unit, including short answers responses, essays and areas for discussion. I have included a section A and section B blank essay template...

Unit 2.5: Price elasticity of demand

Until now your students will have largely worked on the assumption that demand is linear and that the relationship between selling price and quantity demanded was the same or at least similar for most...

Unit 2.5: Income elasticity of demand (YED)

This lesson focuses on the third type of elasticity in economics - income elasticity of demand or YED. I find that many IB students will confuse this concept with price elasticity of demand. You will...

Unit 2.6: Price elasticity of supply

This lesson focuses on the price elasticity of supply. You will have already established that there is a direct relationship between the price of a product and the level of quantity supplied. However,...

A mathematical note about elasticity

Some of your students may question you about the shape of the demand and supply curves. In IB economics we always assume that demand and supply curves are drawn as a straight line. It is important that...

Cross elasticity of demand (old syllabus)

This lesson focuses on the last of the types of economic elasticity, cross elasticity of demand. A good way of introducing this topic is to provide examples of how various businesses use cross price...

Types of elasticity practise

This page provides revision practise for the different types of elasticity - price elasticity of demand, price elasticity of supply, income elasticity of demand and cross price elasticity of demand. ...

Unit 2.5-2.6: Review terms

I have included this page, which contains a PDF handout as a simple revision exercise. I find that many IB students get a degree of comfort from these short summary handouts.Available as a PDF file at:...

Unit 2.5-2.6: Multiple choice quiz

Available as a PDF file at: Elasticity

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