2004-11-26 / Community

PS 114 Scholars Play The Stock Market Game

The Belle Harbor School - P.S. 114Q students in Ron Gerson’s upper grades Technology Course take a *byte* out of their wireless, internet -connected laptops! One technology enrichment activity encompassing internet research is entitled: “ P.S. 114Q Plays The Stock Market Game,” whereby metro-area schools compete in a hypothetical investing competition. Interdisciplinary in nature while concomitantly stressing team cooperation, the “S.M.G.” affords P.S. 114Q students lessons in handling money responsibly, in a fun, yet serious, competition. As of this week’s “S.M.G.”’s rankings (There are a total of 87 schools competing in the Fall 2004 metropolitan NYC area 10 week edition , including the City, L.I., and Westchester county ), P.S. 114Q’s four participating teams are ranked, respectively, at : #7, # 10, # 12, and # 14. Currently in its ninth year at The Belle Harbor School, The Stock Market Game is a “real world,” long term mathematical project, in conjunction with NYC Applied Mathematics Performance Standards M4 and M8. P.S. 114Q Principal Brian O’Connell, Scholars’ Academy Assistant Principal (I.A.) Willis Perry, and Stock Market Game / Technology Instructor Gerson hope to expand the S.M.G. to include more classses and participants, including the students in both campuses of the Scholars’ Academy.

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