Shares game

A set of cards that can be used to play a game where students have shares in a small company. Each group of three players receives ‘market updates’ in the form of cards that require them to divide a number in a ratio, or find the value of an amount given the value of part of the amount. Students are encouraged to keep full financial records. As a differentiation task for confident students, it is possible to calculate the percentage change in value of the shareholding at the end of the game.

I have used this resource with two classes: the physical representation of a ‘share’ or ‘part’ of a ratio is useful – drywipe pens can be used to write actual values on the share certificates and then certificates can be grouped to calculate values.

9 share certificates and 8 market update cards per group and one player instruction card for each student. Best laminated.

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