Independent Study Finds Playing The Stock Market Game™
Yields Substantial Gains for Student Achievement in Mathematics
and Financial Literacy
Students who played The Stock Market Game simulation in schools scored higher in mathematics and showed greater investment knowledge
CHICAGO (August 27, 2009) - Learning Point Associates announced today that a rigorous randomized controlled trial of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation's Stock Market Game found that students who played the game scored significantly higher on mathematics tests than their peers who did not play the game. Students playing The Stock Market Game, a financial literacy program taught in elementary, middle, and high schools, also scored significantly higher than their peers on tests measuring their financial literacy. more...
Study of Economic Literacy and Attitudes Toward Markets
ACEE, in conjunction with its Offices for Economic Education at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, conducted a much-expanded study of economic literacy and attitudes toward markets. This study focused on the potential impact of the adoption of state standards in Economics. Additionally, a wider sample was used and additional demographic information collected from students. This enabled the researchers to draw many more conclusions than in the last study.
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Toyota USA Foundation Announces $3.3 Million in New Grants
Foundation Continues Support for K-12 Math and Science Education
NEW YORK (June 9, 2009) - The Toyota USA Foundation, a charitable endowment supporting K-12 math and science education, today announced $3.3 million in new grants. The latest round of grants is going to 12 organizations from across the country.
“During these challenging economic times, we are pleased to support these excellent programs,” said Patricia Salas Pineda, group vice president of Toyota Motor North America. “These grants are an investment in the future of our teachers and young people and will give them invaluable skills for the future.” more...