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Trillion Dollar Bet

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

The Formula That Shook the World
Learn about the Black-Scholes formula—which won its creators the Nobel Prize—and how it actually works in the real world. (Grades 9-12)

Impact of Online Trading
Read about the growing trend of trading stocks over the Internet in this article by a columnist for The Street.com, an online financial publication. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

A Trader's Lexicon
You probably know the difference between a bull and a bear market. But what about the difference between a call and a put? A trend line and a trend break? Whisper numbers and whipsaws? Get the answers in our online glossary. (Grades 9-12)

Trading Mock Stocks (Hot Science)
Want to play the stock market without risk? This online activity provides students with a virtual fortune and several leading stocks to spend it on. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 9-12)

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