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Using the Stock Market for Relevance in Teaching Number Sense

Jacqueline Leonard; Louise Campbell 

February 2004, Volume 9, Issue 6, Page 294

Abstract:
Lessons introduced to middle school children in the Washington, D.C. area on the stock market. Students kept eight weeks of records and learned about decimals and place value. Teachers will learn how these students learned number sense through the stock market unit and how to implement it in the classroom.

Keywords:
Article
Computers
Communication
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Curriculum
Teacher
Modeling
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Time / Money