Content Standard(s): 
TC2 (68)  5. Use basic features of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Examples: word processing—reports, letters, brochures spreadsheets—discovering patterns, tracking spending, creating budgets databases—contact list of addresses and telephone numbers presentation software—slideshow  TC2 (68)  11. Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize
information. Examples: locating—Boolean searches, graphic organizers, spreadsheets, databases collecting—probeware, graphing calculators organizing—graphic organizers, spreadsheets evaluating—reviewing publication dates, determining credibility synthesizing—word processing software, conceptmapping software  TC2 (68)  13. Use digital tools to formulate solutions to authentic problems. Examples: electronic graphing tools, probes, spreadsheets  MA2015 (6)  9. Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates. [6NS6] a. Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g.,  (3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite. [6NS6a] b. Understand signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of the points are related by reflections across one or both axes. [6NS6b] c. Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane. [6NS6c]  MA2015 (6)  11. Solve realworld and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. [6NS8]  MA2015 (6)  23. Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices; use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. Apply these techniques in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems. [6G3]  MA2015 (7)  1. Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas, and other quantities measured in like or different units. [7RP1] MA2201007070000102.jpg  MA2015 (7)  2. Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities. [7RP2] a. Decide whether two quantities are in a proportional relationship, e.g., by testing for equivalent ratios in a table or graphing on a coordinate plane and observing whether the graph is a straight line through the origin. [7RP2a] b. Identify the constant of proportionality (unit rate) in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions of proportional relationships. [7RP2b] c. Represent proportional relationships by equations. [7RP2c] Example: If total cost t is proportional to the number n of items purchased at a constant price p, the relationship between the total cost and the number of items can be expressed as t = pn. d. Explain what a point (x, y) on the graph of a proportional relationship means in terms of the situation, with special attention to the points (0, 0) and (1, r) where r is the unit rate. [7RP2d]  MA2015 (7)  3. Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. [7RP3] Examples: Sample problems may involve simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, and percent error.  MA2015 (7)  11. Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale. [7G1] 

Primary Learning Objective(s): 
Students will use the Internet to research stock trends to find prospective stocks to purchase. Students will use online trading to simulate trading of stock. Student teams will use spreadsheet software to track purchases, sales, increases and decreases in stock values, and calculate portfolio values. 