Ages of learners
The SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game™ (SMG) gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an on-line portfolio. They think they're playing a game. You know they're learning economic and financial concepts they'll use for the rest of their lives.
The Stock Market Game™ program offers a vast library of learning materials correlated to national voluntary and state educational standards in Math, Business Education, Economics, English/Language Arts, Technology, Social Studies and Family and Consumer Sciences. This resource has inspired many teachers to incorporate the program into classes in creative ways — at all levels, from fourth grade to college, all across the curriculum.
The program also teaches and reinforces these essential skills and concepts:
- Critical thinking
- Cooperation and communication
- Independent research
- Saving and investing
Students use real internet research and news updates, making the simulation an even better mirror of the real marketplace. While the competitive gameplay creates student excitement, the educational experience delivers the biggest impact.
English and History/Social Studies teacher at New York City public schools, Yeshiva Tifereth Yisroel, Yeshiva of Queens
Saturday, November 03, 2012