This project is a full scale stock market analysis. The project involves using the online resource Wall Street Survivor. This site is a free resource which allows people to trade stocks using real world data and fake currency. The teacher must create a stock game for students to use. The students will then choose three public stock to analyze over the course of four weeks (the timeframe can be easily adjusted). The outcome is a greater understanding of how stocks change over time and real experience with trading as a whole.
This assignment has been very popular with students and fellow teachers alike. It has been used in high school Business Math, Economics, Intro to Business, and Personal Finance classes; but could easily be used for Math or Social Studies.