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ERIC Number: EJ1230156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Gaming Economics in the Middle School Classroom
Sardone, Nancy B.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v92 n4-5 p163-173 2019
A prime concern for middle school educators is for students to become knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of economics and personal finance. Some of the reasons underscoring this concern include the questionable future of social support systems, reduction of corporate pension plans, and the lingering effects of the 2008 financial crisis on families who continue to report high debt, tenuous job situations, and reduced savings/investments. This article describes an interactive simulation role-play employed with 5th and 6th-grade students (n = 37). Results reveal that participants' understanding of key economic concepts and personal finance skills improved using this instructional method.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Grade 6
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Language: English
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