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 three Global Investor simulation games: Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor.
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.
"This is a fabulous Maths tool. It supports classroom teaching and it is invaluable as an STEM enrichment activity."
William Mackay, Maths Teacher, Leith Academy
"We have found Global Investor to be an excellent resource. Our Year 10 Enterprise Day link-up with the GCSE English ‘Speaking and Listening’ assessment makes for a enthralling and rigorous day for the boys."
Peter Sunley, Head of Economics and Business Studies, Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall
“Dealing Room is beneficial as an enrichment activity as pupils would have no access to something like this otherwise. We will integrate this in to classroom use, mainly in the data-handling component of the GCSE course (graphs, averages, etc.).”
Dominic McNabb, Maths Teacher, Glengormley High School
“It highlights the use of information to make decisions, how information is based on raw numbers, and the ability to use this in making decisions which have a consequence (i.e. losing/making money).”
Ursula O’Hagan, Business Studies Teacher, St. Rose’s Dominican College
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