Teachers in grades 4-12 may register their students to participate in The Stock Market Game, an interactive, educational simulation and competition that teaches personal finance, economics, technology and team-building skills. It can be used in mathematics, reading, writing, economics, social studies and business classes.
Teachers may use the program to reinforce economic and investing concepts and provide real-world applications. Students invest $100,000 from a virtual cash account in stocks and/or mutual funds, attempting to create the best-performing portfolio using a live Internet trading simulation. They will research and evaluate companies and stock data and make investment decisions based on what they have learned. Activities are correlated to Kentucky and national mathematics standards.
Teachers may register teams of three to five students for 12-week fall or spring competitions or for a year-long competition. The competition dates:
- Fall, Sept. 21-Dec. 11
- Year-long, Sept. 21-April 15
- Spring, Feb. 1-April 22
Teachers have access to free resources in the program’s Teacher Support Center and receive a teacher guide. Rankings are updated daily, and prizes are available at state, regional and national levels.
The cost is $15 per team for the fall or spring competitions or $20 for the year-long competition. Teachers can learn more about the program in one of these free webinars:
- Introduction to the Stock Market Game, 5-6 p.m. E.T. Sept. 1; 7-8 p.m. E.T. Sept. 10; or 5-6 p.m. E.T. Sept. 15
- Research in the Stock Market Game, 7-8 p.m. E.T. Sept. 22