ERIC Number: ED351002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May-24
Reference Count: N/A
Microeconomics with Microcomputers: Graphing the AH-HA. A Workshop for the International Conference on Teaching Excellence (Austin, Texas, May 24, 1992).
Ciolfi, Quentin P.
While most microeconomics curriculums contain no reference to the use of microcomputers, spreadsheet packages adapt well to microeconomics courses. This presentation examines the following topics in the context of a microeconomics course: (1) The Microcomputer Spreadsheet Package--LOTUS; (2) The Spreadsheet Anatomy--cells, commands, menus; (3) Vital Keystroking; (4) Keyboard Commands; (5) Microeconomic Spreadsheet--the Pure Competition microeconomic model; (6) Using Graphs--line, bar, pie, stacked bar, and XY graphs; (7) Microeconomic Graphics; (8) Other Graphs; (9) Sensitivity Analysis--what happens if a data change is made; (10) Other Options--aesthetics; printing, protection, and database; (11) System Configuration; and (12) The Past and The Future Classroom/Office?--teaching valuable graphic skills necessary for effective communication. Illustrations highlight the information presented. (Contains 10 references.) (ALF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Lotus 1 2 3; Microeconomics
Note: Based on an article published in Florida Educational Computing Quarterly, Fall 1990. Spreadsheet, pages 16-17, will not reproduce clearly.