Seventh graders are learning how the stock market functions by purchasing shares in companies listed in the "Techno Stock Exchange." First they made their initial investment with $400 "techno dollars" in their possession, deciding which stocks to buy. After reading the "Money & Markets" synopsis of the companies, they discovered if they made or lost money. They were able to buy and/or sell their stocks as they wished. Of course all of these trades are being charted, formatted and graphed in Excel. The final trade is yet to come. I hope they all come out ahead!