Lesson 17: The Stock Market
Let’s learn about the Stock Market.
Illustrative Math Unit 7.5, Lesson 17 (printable worksheets)
Lesson 17.1 Revisiting Interest and Depreciation
- Lin deposited $300 in a savings account that has a 2% interest rate per year. How much is in her account after 1 year? After 2 years?
- Diego wants to sell his bicycle. It cost $150 when he bought it but has depreciated by 15%. How much should he sell it for?
Lesson 17.2 Gains and Losses
- Here is some information from the stock market in September 2016. Complete the table.
- Which company’s change in dollars had the largest magnitude?
- Which company’s change in percentage had the largest magnitude?
Lesson 17.3 What is a Stock Portfolio?
A person who wants to make money by investing in the stock market usually buys a portfolio, or a collection of different stocks. That way, if one of the stocks decreases in value, they won’t lose all of their money at once.
- Here is an example of someone’s stock portfolio. Complete the table to show the total value of each investment.
- Here is the same portfolio the next year. Complete the table to show the new total value of each investment.
- Did the entire portfolio increase or decrease in value over the year?
Lesson 17.4 Your Own Stock Portfolio
Your teacher will give you a list of stocks.
- Select a combination of stocks with a total value close to, but no more than, $100.
- Using the new list, how did the total value of your selected stocks change?
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