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2016 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions

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The debate of cupcake versus donuts may seem like a superficial one. However, learners consider whether it makes sense to specialize in producing only one confectionery in a scaffolded problem involving complicated economic concepts. Other scenarios are not quite as tasty, as scholars examine banking policy and unemployment in the other prompts. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use portions of the prompts as a class warm-up activity
  • Offer a problem as the basis for a group work activity 
Classroom Considerations
  • Free-response questions from the 2016 AP® Macroeconomics exam
  • Student feedback is easy using the included rubrics and guidelines
  • Test items allow for authentic AP exam practice to better prepare individuals for test day
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