HowTheMarketWorks is an awesome free stock game, built specifically for schools. Between our easy set-up of custom contests, Assignments and lessons, and live-streaming rankings, why are so many teachers upgrading their class to PersonalFinanceLab? Reason 1: Huge Curriculum Expansion HowTheMarketWork’s Assignments tool lets teachers add in a few basic Personal Finance and Economics lessons from Read More…

Keeping students engaged is more important than ever – which is the focus of the latest HTMW update! This Fall, HTMW will feature new Rewards for assignments, Prerequisites to help with class pacing, and Badges to encourage students to above and beyond the class minimums! Rewards: Instant Cash Bonuses! The next time you set up Read More…

To help schools transition to distance learning this Spring, we put together our complete Distance Learning resource pack for teachers across North America. We’re opening up most of our premium resources to use for free, with how-to guides to help all teachers hit the ground running. The Essential Distance Learning Lesson Plans Our flexible, customizable, Read More…

8 Minute Read At HTMW, we work with a LOT of classroom stock games – over 14,200 class games just in 2018! Our support team work with hundreds of thousands of students per year, and our classroom outreach coordinators worth with tens of thousands of teachers to make sure their classes are a complete success. Read More…

We just held our webinar recording for the new features this Fall – if you were not able to attend, you can find a recording here:

The Fall 2019 semester is almost here, and we’ve been busy over the summer! Here’s a highlight of some of the awesome new features we’ve been working on – with more on the way! Feature 1: Class Management Report Is there anything more frustrating than trying to lead a classroom of students who forgot their Read More…

We have worked hard to make HowTheMarketWorks.com is the best free stock market game – and it always will be! But did you know that there is a premium version of HTMW available with even more awesome tools to take your class to a whole new level? Its true, and its called Personal Finance Lab! Read More…

Transforming your classroom into a Financial Literacy Lab is one of the most effective ways to get students excited about Personal Finance, Economics, and Business classes. Each year, we get hundreds of request from schools around the world looking for the most impactful ways to get their lab started – and more importantly how to Read More…

Career Development is not just an important part of Personal Finance classes – it is an essential part of what students need to know when they graduate. With this in mind, HTMW is proud to announce our new Career Center, crammed full of awesome resources for teachers, students, and all points in between! What’s Inside Read More…

Keywords – the Achilles Heel of every student’s resume. Knowing how to craft a killer resume and cover letter that grabs employers attention (and keeps it) will only help once you get your resume in the hands of a recruiter. Unfortunately, today anyone can apply to just about any job anywhere, so that great new Read More…

What separates a “good” job interview from a “great” one? There are many factors that will work for or against you when you head in for an interview for a great job. Some factors you don’t have much control over, but most job interview “bombs” are very easy to avoid, if you know what you Read More…

Experienced workers have a job search lasting about 43 days, and fresh graduates can expect a longer wait. Your search will be much harder if you make one of the following very common mistakes. Avoiding all 5 will not promise an interview, but hitting any might mean you are missing out. Errors In Your Application When you are applying Read More…

The internship season is upon us. It might be better to say that it never ended. Some estimates put the total number of internships in the United States a bit over 1.5 million positions per year, and with new spots opening with every school term, students with an eye for work experience are usually keeping Read More…

Stock market games are an awesome way to introduce your students to investing, but keeping them on the right track can be tricky. Some students want to dive into day trading penny stocks, while others will want to pick out a mutual fund and stay out of the action. Striking a balance can be tricky, Read More…

Trading, investing, and saving requires skills. There is no doubt that the complexity of the financial markets warrants an in-depth understanding of the interrelatedness between multiple variables. Consider inflation, employment, and interest rates as cases in point. These macroeconomic elements have a substantial impact on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, currencies, commodities, and indices trading. Read More…

This lesson plan was created by Andy Webb, of Monticello CUSD. The lesson plan includes a PowerPoint and several hand-outs. I use How the Market Works as a supplement to my Consumer Education class. Most of my students don’t really understand what a stock or a mutual fund is much less how the companies are Read More…

This project was submitted by Linda Campbell, a professor of business administration and management at Siena Heights University Project Overview and Goals The purpose of using Virtual Stock Exchange is to give you a better understanding of trading strategies and portfolio management. You will also learn a variety of financial instruments and their risks and Read More…

This project is the “Core”, which most teachers use as the basis for their HTMW class stock game. The other recommendations in this library usually follow this format (with some variation). This makes it very flexible to work with your classes. This project usually runs between 4 and 16 weeks. Longer contests tend to work Read More…

When introducing HowtheMarketWorks.com, students need to first have an understanding of what a company is, what a share of stock represents, and the relationships to products and services. After this is mastered, then it is easier to explain what a stock exchange is, and finally teach them How The Market Works! You can also download Read More…

One of the most common requests we get from teachers is if students can see each other’s trades. Well, now they can!   We added a new contest rule, called “Public Portfolios”. If you turn on public portfolios for your contest, there will be a new “View” button on the rankings page next to each Read More…