In this Common Core aligned project students look up historical stock prices on Yahoo! Finance and create charts and graphs using spreadsheets to compare the yearly values and return on investment (ROI). They write a final report on which stock would be the best option.
In this Common Core aligned project students work in teams and design an investment portfolio appropriate for a 23-year-old. They conduct online research and present their portfolio either as a written report or a slideshow presentation. They use investment strategies learned in this lesson/unit.
In this Common Core aligned project students utilize online retirement calculators to determine their monthly income and then do a complete budget to see what retirement looks like for them. They compare with peers who planned better/worse than they did to reflect on retirement savings.
In this Common Core aligned project students decide whether to buy, sell, or hold stocks from Ravioli Den. They experience how current events shape the market and calculate their portfolio value after each round. There are opportunities for discussion and reflection.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will conduct research on both sides of the topic and write a persuasive response to the question: Should municipal bonds be used to fund sports stadiums? They use their research to conduct a classroom debate with their peers.
In this Common Core aligned project, students read articles about Americans not investing in the market, develop interview questions to ask their acquaintances, and then write their own article about their findings.
Use percentages to analyze the risk of investing in stocks
Apply linear models to potential stock growth
Common Core Alignment:
CC.9-12.F.LE.1b Recognize situations in which one quantity changes at a constant rate per unit interval relative to another. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.2 Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; CC.9-12.A.SSE.1: Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.
Analyze the apparent volatility of cryptocurrencies
Determine the energy expenditure associated with bitcoin mining
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.6 Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.4 For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship.
In this Case Study, students will take on the role of a new employee having to select investments for a 401(k) plan. The students will methodically make decisions about how much to invest, how to allocate assets and also how to select funds to execute their investment strategy.
In this Case Study, students take on the role of developers building an investing app to get young people to invest. Their challenge is to simplify the process while also steering novice investors toward making “good” investment decisions.
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