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The Stock Market Game™. www.stockmarketgame.org. An Innovative Simulation Program. -Helps to enliven core academic subjects such as Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts -Targets grades 4-12 and college -Provides classroom tools to teach to national and state educational standards

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the stock market game
The Stock Market Game™

www.stockmarketgame.org

an innovative simulation program
An Innovative Simulation Program

-Helps to enliven core academic subjects such as Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts

-Targets grades 4-12 and college

-Provides classroom tools to teach to national and state educational standards

-Curriculum materials are customized to grade levels

core skills and concepts
Core Skills and Concepts:

-Critical thinking

-Decision-making

-Cooperation and communication

-Independent research

-Saving and investing

more specifically
More specifically….

-Build a portfolio

-Research and evaluate stocks and mutual funds

-Make decisions based on what was learned

-Trade stocks and mutual funds

-Earn interest on cash balances

-Pay interest if buying on margin and pay a commission on all trades.

most importantly
Most importantly,

The Stock Market Game instills an understanding of the need to save and invest at an early age.

stock market game basics
Stock Market Game Basics:

-Teams of three to five students invest a virtual $100,000 in common stocks and mutual funds listed on NYSE, AMEX, or Nasdaq

-SMG stock prices are based on real time prices

-Semester and year-long sessions

-10-15 weeks

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Stock Market Game Basics:

-True portfolio trading system

-A 2% broker’s fee charged for each transaction

-Interest paid on cash balances

-End of day/real time pricing

new enhanced site
New Enhanced Site

Student and Instructor Components

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Check “Transaction Notes” to investigate unexecuted transactions. Check “Transaction History” for a detailed account of portfolio activity.
teacher support center1
Teacher Support Center
  • Understanding SMG
  • Manage Student Portfolios
  • In the Classroom
  • Ready to Plan
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4 Grade Divisions

4 Mastery Levels

Subject Divisions

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Registration

Illinois Stock Market Game

free to all illinois schools
Free to ALL Illinois Schools!

Through generous support from

Cabrera Capital Markets LLC,

HSBC-North America,

and A.G. Edwards,

SMG is free to all schools (grades 4-12) in Illinois!

The online registration must reflect that

3-5 students are on each team.

Teams must make a valid trade by October 19

or they will be deleted.

registration deadlines
Registration Deadlines

-SMG Session Non-Chicago Schools

(Sept. 4, 2007 – Dec. 7, 2007): October 12

-SMG Year-Long Session

(Sept. 4, 2007 – April 25, 2008): October 12

-SMG Session City of Chicago Only

(Sept. 4, 2007 – Dec. 7, 2007): November 2

-SMG New Teacher Promo

(Oct. 1, 2007 – Oct. 19, 2007; Jan. 14, 2008 – Feb. 1, 2008)

special illinois rules
Special Illinois Rules

-Minimum stock rule:

Teams must trade a minimum of 4 different stocks.

-Maximum equity rule:

Teams may invest no more than 30% of their total equity in any one company.

contact information
Contact Information

Illinois Council on Economic Education

Marty Paul or Beth Metzler

[email protected] or [email protected]

1-877-436-3266

Weekdays 8:00am – 4:30pm

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-The learning doesn’t stop when the trading stops

-Builds a bridge between classroom learning and the real world

-Adds an additional critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned during The Stock Market Game Program

-Integrates across subjects throughout your curriculum

basics
Basics

-Every student registered in SMG Program is eligible

-Participate by writing essays in their grade division: elementary (4-5), middle (6-8), and high (9-12)

-Every topic (different for each division) introduces or relates to investment principles linked to the SMG Program

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Basics

-Teachers can choose to assign the InvestWrite writing topic as an in-class or homework assignment

-Both teachers and students have a chance to win gift certificates, laptop computers, trips to New York and Disney World

-Learn more at www.investwrite.info

closing thoughts
Closing Thoughts

The Stock Market Game Program instills an understanding of the need to save and invest at an early age.

The Stock Market Game Program “is not just a game, it’s an education for life.”

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