The Investment Challenges are run as online or university-hosted competitions using the Global Investor simulation.
Each participating school or college is provided with a licence of the full Stock Market Challenge resource, which includes 3 simulation games: Global Investor, 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 resource for all your students.
"Used across a range of subjects and qualifications and in employability skills development, this resource is an invaluable asset for the college. It delivers focused, experiential learning in a stimulating way."
Robert Walford, Curriculum Manager, Deeside College
"It gave my students an opportunity to apply their Maths skills in a practical situation and to see the importance of team work."
Kate Pettifer, Economics Teacher, Merchiston Castle School
“Pupils gain an insight into financial markets trading in a fun and interactive way. They develop their comprehension and problem-solving skills, and the practical application of numeracy.”
Deirdre Turkington, Business Studies Teacher, Victoria College
“The simulations give an exciting edge to Maths, developing a greater interest among pupils in its potential.”
Tristen Kelso, Maths Teacher, Royal School Armagh
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