Fourth Grade Students Play Stock Market Game


Pictured are Dakota Svec and Carly Tarentino working on their portfolios for the stock market game. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)

CLARK — Students in Miss Koddenberg’s fourth grade Gifted and Talented program in Clark have successfully completed a ten-week stock market game competition. Students began the competition back in the beginning of October and were competing against other elementary students throughout the state.

With this unit, fourth graders learned what stocks were and how to invest and trade in different companies. They were given time each class to research stocks with NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange to see which companies they wanted to invest in with their $100,000 that was given to them at the start of the game.

By the end of the ten weeks, the students were able to explain the difference between a long stock and short sell, as well as explain if their company was a bull market (rising) or bear market (declining), and if they should keep or trade their investments.

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