Whether you are teaching Personal Finance, Economics, Business or Social Studies, our products provide real world experience.
Teachers configure the simulations to match their objectives and time frame.
Our games include embedded lessons and assessments to make sure students are always learning.
Make sure your students become financially literate before they graduate. Engage them with real-world financial experience with our personal budgeting game or stock market game, or both! As students progress through the game, they compete for class rankings, earn badges, and ultimately receive certifications.
Whether you are using our virtual stock market simulation or our personal budgeting game, each includes embedded curriculum to make sure students are learning each step of the way. Site licenses are available for larger programs, trading rooms, and campus wide financial literacy initiatives.
Our curriculum of over 300+ lessons aligns to a variety of National and State Standards. This includes JumpStart, Council for Economic Education, and CTE Standards.
Whether you’re preparing your students for real-life budgeting situations or to introduce them
to the stock market, our K-12 products help prepare your students for their future.
The PersonalFinanceLab.com platform is a unique teaching and learning tool for Financial Literacy and Business classes. Our combination of personal budgeting games, real-time stock games, and standards-based curriculum with built-in assessments is designed to perfectly integrate with your classes.
Teachers can mix and match games and curriculum, all with built-in assessments and dozens of customizable reports. Every aspect of PFinLab is designed to be customized to work with your existing classes, or use our pre-built course outlines with customizable lesson plans to launch a new class from scratch!
Our resources start by using our budgeting and stock games as long-term foundational activities – teachers usually dedicate at least 20 minutes per week for each game they choose to include in their class. Students manage their long-term budget and/or stock game portfolio over the entire duration of their class, reinforcing long-term consequences for every action in an environment controlled by the teacher. The games are enhanced with our 300+ lesson curriculum library, so teachers mix and match lessons with the games for a new experience every class period, uniquely tailored for your class!
We also work with schools to set up physical lab spaces – turning any classroom into the coolest room at the school!
You can start by taking any existing TV and upgrading it to a MarketInsight Display – schools that already have a site license to PersonalFinanceLab can get a MarketInsight Display feed for just $360/year (and can be used on up to 3 different screens).
We also work with schools who install colorful wall-to-wall tickers – the crown jewel of any lab space! Schools typically start using PersonalFinanceLab in their classes while their labs are still in the planning phase, and add on the tickers and LCD screens via grants or as funds become available.
At HowTheMarketWorks.com, you can practice trading online stocks and mutual funds. You can create your own contests and trading rules, practice trading on several portfolios, and best of all – registration is absolutely free!
The stock market game at HowTheMarketWorks is designed for the absolute novice so the screens are simple and easy to understand. You can create your own contest with custom trading dates and cash balance. Trading and portfolio updates are in real-time.
Just because the site is designed for beginners, don’t let that fool you. Our online stock market game is still packed with extensive quotes, charts, news and stock screeners to help you make better investing decisions and learn faster.
This is a wonderful way to align my lessons with something that is interactive and of high quality.
Students are given a scenario where they are working full-time and living on their own. They start with a virtual checking account with $1,000, as well as a savings account, credit card account and investment account with $10,000.
Students roll virtual dice to proceed through the weeks and learn to deposit their paychecks, pay all of their bills, start an emergency fund, learn to improve their credit score, and practice investing in the stock market. Meanwhile, life’s unexpected events keep happening that challenge their budgeting and cash management skills.
Find out more about pricing information on our K-12 products,
including site license and district licenses.