Reflection: Student Feedback Absolute Value and Stocks - Section 7: Closure and Ticket to Go


I had a couple extra minutes at the end of this lesson, so I decided to ask my students what questions they still had about investing.  Here is a list of the questions my students were interested in:

  • How does any company make money if the sign up is free? (Facebook, Instagram)
  • How were stocks created?
  • How do you actually invest money in the stock market?
  • Why are some company shares worth more than others?
  • How do the stock prices lower? Who does that? Why does it happen?
  • How does a company start trading stocks on the stock market?
  • When you own a stock, can you sell it?  How does that work?
  • When you invest in stocks, how much money can you get?


These questions show me the varied interests of my students.  A lot of them really wanted more details about actually investing money and how that works.  The last question makes me think that that particular student is still struggling to understand that you are taking a risk when you invest in the stock market.  The amount of money you can earn/lose depends on the companies you invest in.

I am going to do my best to address these questions during down time throughout the next few lessons.  I will also look for online resources and videos that I can have my students watch outside of class to learn more.

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Absolute Value and Stocks

Unit 3: Integers and Rational Numbers
Lesson 9 of 17

Objective: SWBAT: • Define stock market and shares • Define and find absolute value • Compare absolute values

Big Idea: What is the stock market? What does it mean to own a share of a company? What is an absolute value? Students learn about the stock market and start a project involving tracking investments.

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