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Muscatine High School
Muscatine, IA

Listen to Mike Fladlien in this podcast from Talking Fin Lit as he discusses teaching students economics in his classroom.
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Mr. Fladien is a business teacher at Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa. He teaches law, economics, recordkeeping, and logistics. Mike says, "Economics has given me the tools to make sound decisions and interpret behavior. I have found that the sedulous study of economics has opened many doors of opportunity for me."

Mike further states, "Writing EconEdLink lessons has helped me become a better teacher. I have learned how to teach complex concepts efficiently while gaining insight, as well."

## Published Resources

### Graphing a Lorenz Curve and Calculating the Gini Coefficient

In this economics lesson, students derive a Lorenz Curve and Gini coefficient in order to represent income distribution.

### Production Possibilities Curve

In this economics lesson, students will use a production possibilities curve to learn about scarcity and opportu…

Students will compare credit cards by looking at the amount of interest they will incur when paying off the bala…

### Understanding a Balance Sheet

A balance sheet shows the assets, liabilities, and net worth for a business on a given day. This business docum…

### A Penny Saved

In this economics lesson, students will read and discuss the comic book, “A Penny Saved".

### You've Won The Lottery! Now What?

Friday the 13th was your lucky day. You won the lottery! The lottery officials have given you a choice. You…

### Loan Amortization - Mortgage

How to amortize a loan using an Excel spreadsheet.

### LeBron James, The Cavaliers, and Derived Demand

PBS video author Paul Solman reports that LeBron James has added \$200 million in value to the city of Cleveland…

### Calculating Simple Interest

In this personal finance lesson, students will use I=P(r)(t) to calculate simple interest on a loan.

### Jokes, Quotations, and Cartoons in Economics

Students will apply their knowledge of economics to the analysis and interpretation of jokes, quotations, and…