Whether you teach in a classroom, mentor students in an afterschool program, or are a homeschool parent, The Stock Market Game is the right tool for you to help your students build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing them with real world skills practice in math, English Language Arts, economics, social studies, and other subjects.
Teachers consistently tell us about the positive influence our programs have on their students. The educational impact of the Stock Market Game is unmatched, with proven increases in student attendance, engagement and class participation, and improved academic performance and financial behavior. To support implementation of the game and integration into the classroom, we have a great one day course and webinars.
To expand the lessons learned through the Stock Market Game, we have partnered with SIFMA to connect teachers with the financial community through Invest It Forward. This program pairs an investment professional from the local community to visit classrooms and have a more in-depth discussion of concepts within the Stock Market Game and careers in the field.
We encourage teachers to challenge their students through InvestWrite, a capstone essay contest that allows students to synthesize what they have learned each Stock Market Game session.
Student teams of one to five players begin with $100,000 in their investment account. As a team, they must make at least three trades based on their research in the investment. We partner with SIFMA, school districts and others to offer the game across our state. Over 1200 teams composed of 4,000 students competed statewide last school year. Beyond learning the value of investing, students learn teamwork, decision-making and are exposed to potential career opportunities.
In Wisconsin, we have prizes and awards for the highest placing teams in each category.
Teams may enter in one of the three grade-based divisions: