White Pine students learn about finances through stock market simulation
Courtesy Emi Walker
IDAHO FALLS — Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students at White Pine Charter School in Idaho Falls have been getting a real-time introduction to the workings of the stock market.
Using a Stock Market Simulator from the SIFMA“>Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, students from fourth- through 12th-grade participated in the simulation. The students were given $100,000 of play money and used actual, real-time information from the financial markets to make transactions.
The stock market game teaches students a wide range of skills that they can use to secure their financial futures but the learning starts before the game gets underway.
“Before starting the game itself, I do lessons about portfolios, about seasonal opportunities franchising, corporations, shares, all that,” White Pine GATE teacher Emi Walker told EastIdahoNews.com….