The Stock Market Game

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Registration deadline :Next game to be announced Fall Term

Now more than ever, schools are looking for ways to meet higher educational standards while working within tighter budgets. To meet this challenge, schools are seeking more effective education tools that both motivate students and support teachers in building life-long learning skills.

One tool that meets these requirements in an innovative yet time-tested way is The Stock Market Game™ Program. Since 1977, the program has given educators a way to improve the learning experience in thousands of classrooms. Teachers have successfully used The Stock Market Game Program to enliven core academic subjects – including math, social studies, and language arts-and research has shown there’s no better way to teach the importance of saving and investing.

The Stock Market Game Program offers a vast library of learning materials correlated to national voluntary educational standards in math, business education, and economics. 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 teaches and reinforces these essential skills and concepts:

  • Math, language arts, and social studies
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Cooperation and communication Independent research
  • Saving, investing, and economics

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.

An Innovative Way to Learn
Students who participate in The Stock Market Game Program learn more than investing. As they progress, they learn core academic concepts and skills that can help them succeed in the classroom-and in life.

Starting with a virtual cash account of $100,000, students strive to create the best-performing portfolio using a live trading simulation. They work together in teams, practicing leadership, organization, negotiation, and cooperation as they compete for the top spot. The setup is engaging, and the learning a natural part of the experience.

In building a portfolio, students research and evaluate stocks, and make decisions based on what they’ve learned. To determine why certain stocks perform the way they do, or why the broader market has moved up or down, they need to understand how the economy works. And to calculate their returns, they need to do the math.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION

    To get started and find out more information visit The Stock Market Game™ Program. Click on the red “Register Now” link on the screen. Then follow instructions for registering.

    Once you have completed the registration, you will receive a separate email with your advisor ID and password. This will give you access to the Teacher Support Center, where I recommend you review “Understanding SMG” – a few paragraphs about the program and getting started. The next section to look over is the “In the Classroom”, which provides teachers with investor background information, lesson plans, projects, newsletters, etc. This can help you plan how you would integrate the program into your class.

    The program can take as much or as little of your class time as you’d like. We usually recommend at least one period a week, but that’s flexible.

    During the registration process type “Freeman Capital Management” into the comments/notes section of the registration (at the very end). This will enter your school and teams into the Southeast Asian Competition.

COST

    $12 US Dollars per team

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