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Watson Enterprises: Accounting for Marketable Equity Securities

Length: 1-3 Hours

Discipline: Accounting

Level: Intermediate (majors)

Author: Cottell, Philip

Watson Enterprises is a Problem-Based Learning unfolding problem designed to engage the students with the topic of accounting for a portfolio of equity securities under FASB 115. This problem contains considerably more detail than the typical coverage in an Intermediate Financial Accounting text. In addition, the teaching note explains the use of a cooperative learning structure called Within-Team Jigsaw. This structure, explained in greater detail by Millis and Cottell, promotes deeper student learning by motivating them to teach one another.

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