In This Issue:
- 2014 National Economics Challenge Date Change
- Gen i Revolution Now Available for Tablet Play
- Math and Economics for Elementary Students
- New Resource Available – History Web Gateway
- Compound Interest Calculator on EconEdLink.org
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2014 National Economics Challenge Date Change
Please note that the National Economics Challenge Final competition in NYC has been moved (by ONLY one day)! We’ve made the change to accommodate a special activity for the students: all national final participants will be invited to the NYSE closing bell ceremony after the Quiz Bowl. The winning team will ring the bell.
|Saturday, May 17||all day||Students Arrive|
|Sunday, May 18||8:00am||Rounds 1 through 4|
|6:00pm||Dinner and Activities|
|Monday, May 19||1:00pm||Quiz Bowl|
Students can depart Monday evening (we recommend after 7pm) or Tuesday morning.
Gen i Revolution Now Available for Tablet Play
Gen i Revolution and mini games Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission now incorporate Facebook functionality and are available for tablet play, making it possible for students to learn anytime and anywhere. All games are also accessible on a desktop.
With the Gen i Revolution suite’s tablet compatibility, it’s that much easier for on-the-go teens to squeeze time to learn into their busy schedules.
Two new mini-games, Facebook functionality and tablet compatibility funded with generous support from H&R Block Dollar$ and Sense.
Math and Economics for Elementary Students
Each lesson in this publication, developed by Economics Arkansas, provides a student-centered introduction of a basic economic concept that is reinforced through math activities. Lessons are intended to provide teachers an additional tool for reviewing and reinforcing prior math learning. This book is available in print, as an ebook, or print/ebook bundle and can be purchased through the CEE web store. Please note that print quantities are limited.
For further information about the title and to order, click here.
New Resource Available – History Web Gateway
The Federal Reserve has launched the History Web Gateway. You can visit the site at www.federalreservehistory.org. The goals of this new website are to make the vast amount of historical material on the Fed easier to find, understand and use.
Compound Interest Calculator on EconEdLink.org
One of CEE’s most popular online resource tools for teachers is the Compound Interest Calculator. By adjusting the monthly savings, interest rates and starting age, you can visually demonstrate to students the dramatic effect that compounding can have on investments, and how their money can grow over time.
Many students retain knowledge gained from visual learning techniques more effectively, and the interactive graph shows the real world consequences of saving early and often.
Check out other resources and lessons from EconEdLink.org.