Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Price Elasticity of Demand


Students shall be able to

  1. describe price elasticity of demand,

  2. apply the doctrine of price elasticity to a particular good,

  3. recognize the relationship between price elasticity and profitability,

  4. calculate a coefficient of price elasticity of demand, and

  5. evaluate the wisdom of taxing a particular commodity, based upon its price elasticity.


  1. Complete the large group activity "Salt" - about elasticity of demand.

  2. Calculate a coefficient for price elasticity of demand, as presented by the teacher.

Assignment: Respond as instructed to the "Salt" exercise. Calculate the elasticity coefficient, as instructed by the teacher.



Monitor and adjust, as needed. Check student responses while working. Grade student responses when notebooks are collected.

TEKS involved: 3A, 3B, 4B, 5A, 7A, 7B, 15A, 15B, 17A, 23A, 23D, 23G, 24A, 25B