The stock market is a significant way to boost wealth, and teachers and homeschoolers who help students prepare for future investing can do them a great service. You’ll find many materials about the stock market, and it can be tricky to know which are the best. Below, we have compiled the best stock market worksheets for your classroom to help you elevate students to the next level.
Investing Basics Worksheets
Before jumping into the stock market, your students must understand investing – what it is and why people do it. They look at risk vs. return, different investment vehicles, and why many people choose the stock market as a primary tool.
- Savings and Investing: In this worksheet (see bottom of lesson plan), students compare investment types and see how interest can help them reach their goals faster. (Grades 4-5)
- Saving vs. Investing: Students need to complete a Venn Diagram comparing saving and investing in this worksheet, showing them the different risks, drawbacks, and benefits of each. (Grades 5-12)
- Rule of 72: This worksheet covers a fundamental principle of investing, showing students how fast their money can double – and how the stock market can accelerate the timeline. (Grades 10-12)
- Investing Vocabulary: This worksheet provides kids with practice in investing terms, giving them a broader understanding of terms they’ll encounter. (Grades 7-12)
- Types of Investments, Investment Strategy, and Asset Allocation: These worksheets walk students through various investments, requiring kids to compare small and large-cap stocks and the rates of return on different assets. (Grades 9-12)
The Benefits of Stocks Worksheets
The next step in students’ financial journey is to understand what stocks are and why they matter. Without this knowledge, they will struggle with how the market works and why some stocks fluctuate more than others. These worksheets will help solidify their grasp of the concept.
- Are Stocks A Risky Long-Term Investment?: This worksheet shows students how stocks perform historically, giving them an idea of rates of return and the benefits of holding stocks over long periods. (Grades 9-12)
- Calculating Rate of Return: This worksheet requires kids to compute rates of return on different investments and see how stocks generally hold a significant advantage. (Grades 9-12)
- Comparing Stock Investments: This worksheet shows the risks and rewards of stocks, focusing on capital gains and losses and the importance of well-researched decisions. (Grades 9-12)
- Miya Builds Her Wealth: This worksheet involves students looking at a case study and determining the best path for Miya to grow her money. (Grades 11-12)
- Discovering the Benefits of Investing Early: This worksheet highlights the power of stocks, as they can grow steadily over many years. (Grades 9-12)
The Stock Market Worksheets
Students learn about the stock market, including what types of assets you can find, ways to invest in the market, and how it works.
- Kids’ Money Tracking Stocks for Teens: Our very own Peter Brown (that’s me!), a Nationally Board Certified Teacher and personal finance expert, created a simple worksheet for teens to help them learn how to track individual stocks.
- Investigating Investing: Students look at four investment categories in this worksheet – stocks, bonds, commodities, and mutual funds – to see the pros and cons of each. (Grades 9-12)
- Stock Market Research: This worksheet has students research a handful of stocks and list their features, showing that they have different prices and performances. (Grades 7-12)
- Playing an Investment Game: Kids simulate the stock market on this worksheet, play a game, and reflect on whether the market is a smart place to put their investing money. (Grades 9-12)
- Stock Investing 101: This worksheet shows kids how to explore the stock market and compare various companies. (Grades 7-12)
- NYSE Made Easy: This vocabulary worksheet lists stock market-specific terms, and students must find the definitions, building background knowledge so they can understand the topic. (Grades 9-12)
- What’s Up With the Stock Market? BizKids: This worksheet accompanies a BizKids video about the market and has students reflect on decision-making and strategies with stocks. (Grades 7-8)
- Know When to Hold ‘Em: Students need to analyze case studies and understand how to analyze stock statistics in this worksheet. They also track a group of stocks to see how they perform. (Grades 9-12)
- Teaching Stocks – Price to Earnings: This worksheet breaks down stock fundamentals, showing kids how pricing works and how data affects share price and investor behavior. (Grades 9-12)
- Stock Market Tracker: This worksheet lets students follow the price of a specific stock over a preset amount of time, showing them how the price can go up and down. (Grades 8-12)
- Market Research: This worksheet combines algebra with research, requiring students to track stocks using exponential equations: great for higher math skills. (Grades 7-9)
Diversification and Asset Allocation Worksheets
Teachers can provide students with resources demonstrating how to diversify in the stock market. Try these worksheets to challenge and educate kids.
- What is Diversification?: This worksheet (see bottom of pages) asks students to create a diversified portfolio and explain their reasoning. (Grades 6-8)
- Diversification and Risk: This worksheet (see Handout 7) tasks kids with ranking the riskiness of various stock market assets and other investments. (Grades 7-12)
- Diversification: This worksheet shows students how to make a diversified stock collection, demonstrating how too much concentration in one sector can be risky. (Grades 9-12)
- Asset Allocation Investor Worksheet: Students answer several questions on this worksheet and then translate their answers to approximate risk tolerance, showing them the types of portfolios that may fit them best. (Grades 9-12)
- Investor Profile Questionnaire: This worksheet asks questions to guide students to their investment types, showing them how they can make adjustments to reach goals in the stock market. (Grades 9-12)
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