The Investment Challenges are run as online or university-hosted competitions using the Finance Lab simulation.
Each participating school and college is provided with a free site licence of the Global Investor simulation games, Finance Lab, and Dealing Room.
The competitions' key objectives are to enable students to apply their learning in Applied Maths and Business, and to develop business awareness, transferable and employability skills and enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The inter-school competitions use the Trading Floor simulation and involve 20 to 30 schools in each UK region.
The day events are sponsored and supported by a number of universities, EBPs and businesses.
Thousands of Year 9 to Year 12 students from hundreds of UK schools and colleges have taken part since the competition began in 2003.
... and get free use of the simulations for all your students.
We used Trading Floor for an enterprise day which involved all years on a carousel basis. The students absolutely loved it - the competition between groups was immense! The high quality resources gives the game a professional look and makes the students think it is far more realistic. It gives students a valuable application of Maths in the real world.
Simon Hetherington, Head of Mathematics, Al Yasmina School
"The Investment Challenge project brings 'real life' experiences to our pupils which are very valuable to this age group. It is a positive influence."
Laura Atwell, Business Studies Teacher, Brynmawr Foundation School
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you! The Stock Market Challenge was an absolutely huge success. It has been the talk of the school. All the staff involved were incredibly impressed with the session. More importantly, the kids were totally engaged, even those who may not be when in lessons! The day was a great success."
Simon Shaw, Teacher, Malmesbury School
“Very stimulating. Today I have seen students who find it very difficult to concentrate on maths being very stimulated and focussed. I am hoping this will be an impetus which will encourage them more in this field.”
Catherina Gilmurray, Maths Teacher, St. Aidanís High School
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