Web-based games offer students lessons in personal finance

A growing interest in financial literacy for K-12 students has educators turning to digital games to enhance lessons about personal finance and investments. "We have persisted for too long to try and teach this subject in a lecture format when in fact learners have to practice to become skilled," one game designer said. Web-based games -- like Stock Market Game and Financial Football -- may also offer teachers an opportunity to cover subjects they may not be comfortable teaching on their own.

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