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Fifth graders participate in activities to promote understanding of investing and saving. For this saving and investing lesson, 5th graders design a portfolio, play a card game and write a skit about the importance of investing.
Consider the impact of foreign investment in Latin America. Young economists read the provided handouts about foreign investment in Latin America and then solve the investment scenarios and case studies.
Explore the effects of foreign investment on the world economy. Learners read the noted articles about foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment. Then participate in classroom simulation that requires them to determine how nations invite investment opportunities.
Students review pages in the text to find out what was happening in each of the areas. They use the "Investment Opportunities Game Sheet" to record their investments, assume an investor identity, which influence how they choose to invest $1,000.
Students collect data on investments and draw conclusions. In this algebra lesson, students analyze exponential graphs as they relate to money. They discuss the cause of an account balance being high or low.
Twelfth graders examine the role of investment in an economy. They compare and contrast the different types of foreign investments. They also examine the differences between foreign direct investments and foreign portfolio investments.
As Sal introduces a series of videos on investing, he gives scholars an overview of stock investments and asset valuation. Using two hypothetical stock prices, he poses the question of relative price per share. What is expensive and what is cheap? Sal explains the meaning of shares and the basic market capitalization formula to determine their value. He explains the difference between market and book value of assets and makes a case for buying penny stocks.
Here is a saving and investing lesson in which learners discuss saving vehicles. They discuss the 'Saving and Investing Products' worksheet. Pupils then complete the 'Comparing Savings and Investment Products' worksheet. They discuss risk and return and the 'Pyramid of Investment Risk,' and make a list of investment products. Everyone inputs formulas for the 'Time Value of Money' worksheet and 'The Rule of 72' template.
Students read articles and discuss how globalization effects investing as they address the question of why companies invest overseas. They explore portfolio investing, direct investing and participate in a role-playing exercise.
Sixth graders participate in an simulated investment activity. They examine the purpose of different types of investments before they predict which will be the most successful. Finally, they simulate investing $1,000 in stocks, $1,000 in a savings account, and $1,000 in metals while tracking and comparing the investments over the course of the school year.
Sixth graders invest and track their pretend $3,000 over a period of time. They pretend to invest $1,000 each in stocks, $1,000 in a saving account, and $1,000 in some type of "metal."
Students simulate the role of financial advisers, developing a financial investment portfolio for clients using Internet resources and analyzing various saving options. They track the portfolio for several weeks and evaluate their investment strategies.
High schoolers determine how the financial institutions of a market economy help channel savings to economic investment. They complete worksheets based on a teacher-led demonstration.
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this personal finance lesson, students consider economic choices and why people donate to causes. Students investigate the processes of borrowing money and investing money in the lesson as well.
In this investment problem worksheet, learners read story problems and use the interest formula to determine the total amount invested, or rate of return. This one-page worksheet contains six problems, with answers.
Students compute interest earned. In this data analysis instructional activity, students examine investments and interest rates. They compute the total interest earned and find the simple interest.
Students explore the concept of investments. In this investments lesson, students discuss risk and return of investment. Students discuss investment vehicles such as a savings account, cd, money market account, and stocks. Students examine investment scenarios and determine which investment vehicle is most appropriate.
Students discover information about making investments. In this personal finance instructional activity, students watch a video and visit the Vanguard website in order to complete a worksheet activity to help them identify methods of investments.
Learners compare different aspects of investing money from traditional savings accounts to money market accounts. They research investment accounts at local banks and compare them.
Students investigate and model how to invest money. In this business lesson, students investigate 4 methods to investment. They discuss risky and safe investment.