Say the words “Pepsi”, “Nike” or “Google” around any fifth grader and the brand’s logo automatically pops into their head. Kids are bombarded by advertising everywhere, but many are unaware of the companies behind the brand names. So get them invested in their favorite company, and teach some statistics skills along the way!
Your fifth grader is probably quite familiar with the Internet and enjoys being on-line. Have them capitalize on these net-savvy skills by tracking a stock on an easy-to-navigate website, like msn.com. Your child will get an understanding of how the stock works by reading line graphs. This will further their ability to interpret graphs and apply math skills in a real-world situation. They will also learn more about their favorite brand – maybe now they’ll want to own a piece of it someday!