The Stock Market Game™ brings
curriculum resources to the classroom!
STEM is a national initiative to emphasize the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math within the educational curriculum. The goal of the initiative is to better develop our K-12 students for increased rigor in the classroom, greater preparation for college coursework and insight into future employment possibilities.
The SMG program, Econ Illinois' STEM program, supports the Math emphasis through a comprehensive set of easy-to-use and flexible math activities that are aligned to the Common Core Standards. The lessons and activities develop proficiency in:
Charts and Graphs
Understanding of statistics
Writing in mathematics
Problem solving capacity
The Econ Illinois booth provides an activity and information for school district administrators, principals and K-12 teachers. Educators of grades 4-12 are given information explaining how The Stock Market Game™ program supports cross-curricular integration in their classroom. Information will also be available on a variety of lessons, publications and programs supporting STEM.
Real world applications to mathematics & language arts
About The Stock Market Game™
In Illinois, The Stock Market Game program is provided to grades 4-12 teachers at no cost, made possible by grants to Econ Illinois.
The SMG program's simple, focused lesson plans provide core concepts, enrichment activities and vocabulary that make the SMG easy to teach. SMG curriculum is age-appropriate for elementary, middle and high school students. As teachers use the curriculum to teach, student teams maintain a simulated $100,000 online portfolio. The stocks (and bonds and mutual funds, if desired) are real - the prices for buys and sells are real-time.
The Teacher Support Center is the registered SMG teacher's online resource. Resource links include curriculum, searchable by grade level and content area, as well as tutorials. Curriculum materials are aligned to Common Core Standards for Math and English-Language Art, involving critical thinking applications which help to develop problem-solving skills. Newsletters, publications, lessons & activities and more are available within the resource center.
From the Teacher Support Center, teachers can also view their students' portfolios and their teams' rankings/standings reports.