12.E2 - Individuals and Businesses in Markets

New York Slice

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In New York Slice, each player slices pizzas into portions, giving their opponents first choice, while they take the leftovers.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
30 min.
New York Slice

Piece o Cake

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Everyone knows the cake rules: one person cuts,the other chooses. In this way, one makes the slices as equal as possible so that one does not end up with the short end.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Piece o Cake

The Hudsucker Proxy

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Mailroom clerk Norville Barnes is a rube, a schmoe, a grade-A ding-dong - just what Hudsucker Industries wants in a president! With him at the top, the stock will hit bottom… and the fat cats on the board can take over. But Norville (Tim Robbins) has his own spiffy little plan. And if a snoopy reporter (Jennifer Jason Leigh) doesn’t put the kibosh on the Hudsucker flimflam and finagling big cheese Sidney J. Mussburger (Paul Newman) doesn’t squash him, Norville’s idea will put a smile on the hips of all America!

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Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:51
The Hudsucker Proxy

FREE: The Future of a Radical Price (Unabridged)

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The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before.

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Lexile: 
1220L
Length: 
06:59
FREE: The Future of a Radical Price (Unabridged)

What's the Economy for, Anyway? (2009)

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Ecological economist Dave Batker presents a humorous, edgy, factual, timely and highly-visual monologue about the American economy today, challenging the ways we measure economic success - especially the Gross Domestic Product - and offering an answer to the question: What's the Economy For, Anyway?

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High
Length: 
00:40
What's the Economy for, Anyway?

Productivity: Can We Get More For Less? (2012)

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In the 1970s, businesses struggled with rising energy costs, newly imposed environmental regulations, and inflation that contributed to the slowing of productivity. By 1980, a new group of economists called "supply-siders" were calling for government deregulation to spur productivity, amidst great objections from Democrats and some economic experts.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:29
Productivity: Can We Get More For Less?

The Firm: How can it keep costs down? (2012)

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In 1980, renowned soda company Coca-Cola replaced sugar with high-fructose corn extract in order to lower production costs. In 1963, Studebaker closed its plant, unable to increase sales and take advantage of economies of scale. In the 21st century, printing and publishing company PrintPOD, Inc. avoided increasing domestic labor expenses by tapping into the workforce in India.

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High
Professional
Length: 
00:28
The Firm: How can it keep costs down?

Supply and Demand: What sets the price? (2012)

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A two-year drought in California in the 1970s motivated areas such as Marin County to conserve by reducing their water consumption by as much as 66 percent. Following the Arab oil embargoes of 1973, the Nixon Administration latched onto the “world price” of “new” oil, encouraging domestic oil suppliers to drill again.

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Length: 
00:29
Supply and Demand: What sets the price?

Power Grid

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Earning money with electric power? Earning lots of money with electric power? A very good idea!!! Should I use coal or oil to generate power in the old-fashioned way or will their be a shortage of those resources in the future? Will there be a future in burning garbage?

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
90 min.
Power Grid

Factory Manager

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Each player owns a factory and tries to earn the most money during the game. To be successful, each player must use his workers to buy the best machines and robots at the market and to run the machines most effectively in his factory.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
60 min.
Factory Manager

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