January 25 7pm Eastern
In this lesson students will learn the fundamentals of the stock market by investing 100K virtual money and trading in real time. The Stock Market Investing Game transports students into real world investing. You will begin with $100,000 in virtual cash and then put your trading skills to work! You’ll learn how to buy and sell stocks as you grow your portfolio. You will trade real stock in real time in an virtual environment and evaluate your profits and losses each day. No prior knowledge is needed.
Before we start investing our 100K virtual cash, we will learn what a stock is, how stocks are traded, and how to pick a stock. We will use examples of real-life companies and their history. What is a stock? What is a ticker? How to choose a stock? What effects the price of a stock? How to calculate profits and losses. Students will develop strong interests in the daily events that shape our world and barely realize how much math, business, economics, language arts and social studies they are learning.
Ready – Set- Invest