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 licence of the full Stock Market Challenge resource, which includes 3 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.
“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. Aidan’s High School
“Stock Market Challenge helps with both classroom teaching and enrichment. It’s an excellent resource for using Maths across subjects and enhances numeracy in any subject.”
Michelle McCoy, Business Studies Teacher, St. Joseph’s Grammar
"It gave our students the opportunity to experience how maths is used in a real life situation and encourages them to pursue a careers in financial services. It also gives them an insight into university life."
Jonathan Price, Head of Sixth Form, Heolddu Comprehensive School
"This competition gives pupils a real feel for what it would be like to work in this industry and it really interests them."
Hannah Thomas, Economics Teacher, St. Joseph's RC High School
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