Investing in Stocks


In this lesson, students are introduced to the concept of investments in stocks through dividends. Students discuss meanings of key terms and review what they have learned about simple and compound interest rates. In small groups, students compute different yield savings accounts using simple and compounded interest and compare that to expected yields from owning stocks that pay dividends. Students then calculate the return on investments. The lesson concludes with a discussion about what factors individual investors may take into account when deciding which types of investments to make.

NBEA Standard(s):
  • Computation, I. Mathematical Foundations
  • Computation, II. Number Relationships and Operations
  • Computation, III. Patterns, Functions, and Algebra
  • Computation, VI. Problem-Solving Applications

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