Stock Market Game teaches economics, investing


Teachers in grades 4-12 may register their students to participate in the Stock Market Game (SMG), an interactive, educational simulation and competition that teaches personal finance, economics, technology and team-building skills and can be used in mathematics, reading, writing, economics, social studies and business classes.

In the Stock Market Game, students invest $100,000 from a virtual cash account in stocks and/or mutual funds, attempting to create the best-performing portfolio using a real-world Internet trading simulation. The SMG can be taught independently or as a project-based learning activity.

Participating teachers gain access to loads of great stock market curriculum resources to help them better prepare their students for the competition.

Teachers may register teams of two to four students for fall, spring or year-long competitions. The competition dates for 2017-18 are:

  • Fall, Sept. 18-Dec. 8
  • Year-long, Sept. 18-April 13
  • Spring, Feb. 29-April 20

The SMG in Kentucky is now coordinated by the Murray State University Center for Economic Education, which is offering seven free teacher trainings. Teachers who attend one of the trainings can receive a 25 percent discount on SMG.

Here is the schedule of teacher trainings:

  • 5 – Paducah, Murray State University,
  • 6 – Hopkinsville, Murray State University, Hopkinsville
  • 7 – Highland Heights, Northern Kentucky University
  • 11 – Murray, Murray State University
  • 12 – Louisville, Bellarmine University
  • 13 – Online webinar
  • 14 – Richmond, Eastern Kentucky University

Visit the SMG website for more information and a link to registration. Visit this website to register for a teacher training.