CME Group has joined forces with Discovery Education to create Econ Essentials, a program designed to help high school students learn about economic principles as part of its Futures Fundamentals program. These free interactive resources, aligned with high school economics standards, are designed for students in grades 9 through 12.
The two interactive learning modules below present students with real-world examples of core economic principles in practice. These unique and engaging learning tools can integrate seamlessly into the classroom as an introduction to basic economic concepts or a reinforcement of lessons already presented.
The price of fuel is often a factor that must be considered when a business sets prices for products and services. But how are fuel prices set? In this simulation, students must predict future gas prices to help an imaginary business turn a profit. But first they must learn how and why gas prices fluctuate and the impact of those changing gas prices.
Take your economics understanding to the next level with Futures Fundamentals, the program that brought you Econ Essentials. Explore investing concepts like futures, hedging, and speculating and discover how each play an essential role in the world around us. Learn through interactive elements including videos, quizzes, a game, and a large collection of easy-to-understand infographics.