Virginia Council on Economic Education
Workshop Description
Center Name Virginia Commonwealth University 
Topic Stock Market Game Program 
Workshop Title The Stock Market Game: Proven tool for improving math & financial literacy 
Grade Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School, High School 
Course Date Sep 13, 2012  
Course Time 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM 
Location Center for Economic Education Virginia Commonwealth University Snead Hall 301 West Main Street/Box 844000 Richmond, VA 23284-4000 
Description Learn how to make playing the Stock Market Game a valuable educational tool for both teachers and students! It's a fun, hands-on experience that increases academic motivation through a challenging classroom competition. Students' participation instills an understanding of the fundamentals of saving and investing and helps teach many basic academic skills such as math and research in exciting ways. Participants will learn how the stock market works and its role in the economy.

Independent studies have shown that student involvement with the Stock Market Game is particularly good in raising math test scores for upper elementary and middle school students. It is also particularly well-suited for students learning many of the SOL in the high school economics and personal finance course.

No prior knowledge of the stock market is necessary.  

Targeted Teachers Elementary, Economics, Business, Finance, Marketing, Gifted and Talented, Media/library, Family and Consumer Science, Math, Economics and Personal Finance
Fee No Charge 
Instructor Suzanne Gallagher 
Potential Recertification
Additional Information Parking will be provided in the parking lot across the street at Cary and South Madison. (NOT the parking deck that looks like a brick building or the Jefferson Hotel Parking Lot.) Off Cary, turn left onto South Madison; enter the parking lot through the entrance on the right about half-way up the block. Please do your best to be on time so we will have time for the group to get online and practice.

Refreshments will be provided. 

Contact Person Suzanne M. Gallagher, Director
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Snead Hall
301 West Main Street/Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000
(804) 828-1628
Workshop Sponsors This program made possible with support from
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