Stock game builds financial literacy

Posted on: Dec 6, 2022

Fifth-grade math students at Delano Intermediate School are building financial literacy and analytical muscle through The Stock Market Game.

Brian Zjawiony of Wells Fargo recently visited the school to share about investing and the stock market. 

In addition to the visit from that subject matter expert, students are regularly engaging in the same activities as stock traders in the business world. DIS teacher Jacob Olson said there are about 60 students who, along with a partner, get $100,000 to invest in the stock market. Their results mirror the actual market, and teams compete to see who can make the most money by the end of the year.

“This is an activity a student mostly does when they have extra time throughout a school day or at home,” Olson said. 

Actions include interpreting various charts to see how different companies are performing, and researching online to find good companies to invest in.

“Students collaborate with their partner to make investment decisions like choosing to purchase or sell of different stocks,” said Olson. “The Stock Market Game simply leads students to look at numbers and analyze them in a critical manner.”  

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