In the Stock Market Game (SMG), teams of 3-4 students in grades 4-12 receive a virtual $100,000 to invest in stocks, bonds and mutual funds using a real-world Internet simulation. The Stock Market Game can be taught independently or as a project-based learning activity. Moreover, the real-world applications the SMG utilizes are a great supplement to math, economics, finance, business and consumerism.
Money, Markets and Moguls is a classroom program designed by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education delivered by volunteer teams of Citi Leaders in Financial Education (L.I.F.E.). The program teaches fifth grade students valuable economic concepts by using Play-Doh and is offered to schools serving low and middle income (LMI) families. Through Play-Doh volunteers are able to engage student learning on economic lessons like spending, saving, philanthropy, productivity, entrepreneurship and markets.
Family Money Math Nights are a great way to get involved and expand math education into the home. What better way to teach math than through money! Everyone has an interest in money – parents and children alike. New research indicates that math ability is a predictor of high school success and college enrollment. We are committed to closing the achievement and opportunity gap for all children. To accomplish this, we need the full support and involvement of students, their families and their teachers.
Sprouts University is an early childhood program which teaches students ages K-4 economics with connections to math and literature through dramatic/planful play. The program is designed to enhance existing classroom curricula by focusing on learning opportunities in dramatic/planful play that enable children to relate math and economic concepts with real world experiences. Most importantly, the mathematical fundamentals taught are aligned with both Brigance Standards and Math Common Core Standards.
The poverty simulation is an interactive activity designed to aid participants in understanding the daily life of a typical low-income family through engaging in an actual community model simulation. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people through their involvement in the simulation. The exercise, which takes approximately two hours, includes an introduction/briefing segment, the actual simulation exercise and a debriefing period for participants to discuss their experience.
The YOU in Entrepreneurship is a high school standards-based unit of study developed by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education (KCEE). The unit includes 10 exploratory lessons with instructional PowerPoint presentations and student learning activities culminating with a project to identify local entrepreneurial opportunities. The unit can be integrated within any of Kentucky’s 14 career clusters. The unit will teach high school students what entrepreneurship is about, how to determine if they have the fortitude and aptitude to start a business and to encourage great ideas about local business opportunities.