I’ve been using the Stock Market Game in my classes for about 15 years. I’ve used the game with economics classes, algebra classes, 6th grade math classes, finance classes, clubs, and with adults. I’ve seen one of my student teams finish as high as 4th place in Maine and I’ve seen a former Waynflete student finish first in the individual contest two years in a row. But I’ve never seen anything quite like what is happening this year with my Business & Finance students, and the Finance Club.
As of Nov 11th, there were about 300 teams playing the game in Maine, representing dozens of schools. And, as of Nov 11th, 15 of the top 35 teams in the state are from WAYNFLETE! Even better, four of the top 10 and nine of the top 20 are FLYER$.
Sitting in 2nd place are The $tock-Men, with a portfolio value of $115,000. (Teams started with $100,000 on October 10th, and the game ends in mid-December.)
The $tock-Men (AJ Yarn, Ellen Langford, Erica Hirschorn, and Pace Hutchinson, and named after the X-Men) started out slowly, losing $2000 by Oct 20th, but they have surged ever since and are closing in on Maine’s #1 team. It seems these four traders might have super mutant stock powers – their individual accounts are also doing well, placing them all in the State’s top 20 range.
When I pressed them to reveal their secrets, Professor X suddenly appeared and said, “The past: a new and uncertain world. A world of endless possibilities and infinite outcomes. Countless choices define our fate: each choice, each moment, a moment in the ripple of time. Enough ripple, and you change the tide… for the future is never truly set.”
OK, I’ll go tend to my 6th graders now.