BENGALURU: Gaming companies like Games2win and Viaan Mobile are increasingly betting on financial education-oriented games for millennials, specifically focused on the stock market. Over the past 10 weeks I contributed to the group by giving my group input as to what companies we should invest in. We only had invested in Apple and Microsoft for most of the Stock Market Game, but towards the end I helped her decide whether or not we should invest in Revlon and Hershey.
Therefore, teachers who use the Stock Market Game can show how the stock markets usually react to the changes in microeconomic as well as macroeconomic happenings that students see and hear about each day in newspapers, at home, on TV and radio, and more and more often, over the Internet.
The Stock Market Game program offers a vast library of learning materials correlated to national voluntary and state educational standards in Math, Business Education, Economics, English/Language Arts, Technology, Social Studies and Family and Consumer Sciences.
Playing the Stock Market Game also gives the elementary school teacher a chance to talk about the virtues of saving and investing over long periods of time which allows for interest and dividends to grow as they are reinvested over and over again for many years.
Student teams that finish the ten-week trading session in first place in the state, their school district, or their region (in the case of independent schools) are invited to attend the annual Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon accompanied by their teachers.