2010 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions

When the demand for ethanol goes up, what does that do to corn farmers, who provide a key ingredient? Learners ponder the connection using authentic College Board prompts in preparation for AP® or other exams. Other questions consider the social benefits of production and require graphing practice.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to create their own case studies to reflect the problems in the prompts
  • Offer all or part of the resource for test practice
Classroom Considerations
  • Prompts are the free-response questions from the 2010  AP® Microeconomics exam
Pros
  • Use of real-world scenarios engages learner interest
  • Scoring guidelines simplify student feedback
Cons
  • None