2015 PNC Christmas Price Index-SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game Challenge
For over 30 years the PNC Christmas Price Index has been delighting classrooms across the country with its clever use of the classic holiday carol, “Twelve Days of Christmas,” as a measure of inflation. For the past five years, PNC Wealth Management and the SIFMA Foundation have invited middle school and high school Stock Market Game teams to participate in PNC Christmas Price Index – SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game Challenge.
PNC Wealth Management and the SIFMA Foundation are pleased to invite middle school and high school Stock Market Game teams to participate in the 2015 PNC Christmas Price Index – SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game Challenge (or PNC CPI SIFMA Foundation SMG Challenge).
The PNC CPI SIFMA Foundation SMG Challenge asks students to draw upon the knowledge and skills they’ve developed through their Stock Market Game participation to predict the total cost of Christmas as stated in PNC’s annual PNC Christmas Price Index. The ability to estimate is a real world skill that they will be called upon to use when they eventually engage in saving and investing decisions.
In addition to the opportunity to win cash prizes, the PNC CPI SIFMA Foundation SMG Challenge provides you with opportunities to authentically assess your students learning, help them practice 21st Century skills, and apply academic content to real world settings.
Follow these steps to get started or submit your students’ estimates and rationales. Click the bolded name of the document or website to access it.
- Read and follow the Guidelines and Rules for the PNC CPI SIFMA Foundation SMG Challenge.
- Use the PNC CPI SMG Lesson to provide your students with an opportunity to researching their estimates.
- Login to the PNC CPI SIFMA Foundation SMG Challenge entry form below and submit your SMG teams’ estimates and short essays. All contest entries must be made using the online PNC CPI SIFMA Foundation SMG Challenge form.
- Your SMG Email is the email address you used when you registered for The Stock Market Game.
Please repeat the process described above for each of your SMG teams. Check the PNC CPI site on Monday, November 30, 2015 for the official 2015 PNC Christmas Price Index.
11PM ET, Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments about the 2015 PNC CPI SMG Challenge.