Stock Market Research
Grade Level: Junior High
Subject Area: Math
Essential Skills and Strategies:
:) Understand and apply concepts procedures by using computation.
:) Understand and apply concepts procedures of probability and statistics.
:) Analyze information by observing charts, graphs, data Materials.
Tools: Internet and connection Production software (using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), managing and Newspaper
Web sites used with the lesson:
New York Stock Exchange: http://www.nyse.com
Yahoo Quotes: http://quote.yahoo.com
Step One: Problem or Question
How does the U.S. stock market work? How to track and report the activity of specific stocks.
Step Two: Getting Organized
Students choose 4 to 6 companies to follow for a period of 2 to 4 weeks. After creating a database, the students record daily stock prices for each company. During the period of monitoring,the student's research each company and prepare the multimedia presentation.
The final product will include, stock movement, hi/lo figures, and total gain/loss for the unit.
Step Three: Gathering Information
Students need to check stock prices daily using Internet sites, or the newspaper. The first step
is to make sure the students know the company codes and how to read a stock table.
Step Four: Sorting and Analyzing Information
Complete database. Graph movement (identifying hi/lo points). Making final calculations.
Step Five: Creating the Answer or Solving the Problem
Students will create a multimedia presentation to display company information, graph and numerical table of stock movement, and final financial outcome.
Step Six: Evaluation
A PowePoint presentation will be created by each group and everyone will evaluate the overall product. Mrs. Twu will give the prizes to the financial wizards.