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Academic Games is a competition in the United States in which players win by out-thinking each other in Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Formal tournaments are organized by local leagues, and on a national level by the Academic Leagues of America (AGLOA). Member leagues in eight states hold a national tournament every year, in which players in four divisions compete in eight different logic-based games. Only six of these are at the national level. Some games require a kit consisting of a board and playing cubes while other games have a central reader announcing questions or clues for a verbal answer from the students.
The Stock Market Game is made possible by the support of more than 650 securities firms, combined with essential grassroots support in schools and communities. It is the only Stock Market simulation supported by the New York Stock Exchange.
Starting with a virtual cash account of $100,000, students strive to create the best performing portfolio using a live trading simulation. They work together in teams practicing leadership, organization, negotiation, and cooperation, as they compete for the top spot.
Students use real internet research and news up-dates, making the simulation an even better mirror of the real marketplace.
While the competitive game play creates student excitement, the educational experience delivers the biggest impact.
The Stock Mark Game is hosted by Robert Morris University and offers special luncheons 2 times per year for the students to assemble.