A Tale of Two Stock Markets

  • A Tale of Two Stock Markets

    Michelle Hine Armstrong, Victor I. Piercey, and Stephanie Greene-Hunley
    Real-world data bring economics to life by combining mathematics and language arts and promoting financial literacy.
    Introducing the stock market to students during math class makes both economics and mathematics more meaningful, teaches mathematical concepts using real-world data, and fits in well with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010b). Furthermore, fluctuations in the stock market can lead to valuable student insight about change in function values over time.