Study Guides

Although Freakonomics wasn’t written with an eye toward academia, it has been adopted into many college and high-school curricula.  To go along with all this academic activity, HarperCollins has commissioned a Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics Instructor’s Guide and Student’s Guide. These guides were written by S. Clayton Palmer, who teaches at Weber State University and Westminster College of Salt Lake, and J. Lon Carlson of Illinois State University. Because Palmer and Carlson both teach economics, their guides are most directly aimed at that discipline, but they should also work well in English, history, and math classrooms.

All of these guides are free. The SuperFreakonomics Student’s Guide can be downloaded here. In addition, there’s also the Student Guide for Quantitative Analysis and Statistics. The Instructor’s Guide, which includes a test bank with both multiple-choice and essay questions, is available to teachers and professors through HarperAcademic. For SuperFreakonomics there’s also the Instructor’s Guide Vol. 2: Quantitative Analysis and Statistics, which also comes with a test bank.

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