To the Florida Personal Finance Challenge ONLINE!
The 2014 Challenge is just around the corner:
Teacher Registration available starting August 25
October 1 - 31, 2014 - Preliminary Online Competition Window - Teams login and face the Challenge! Student have 35 minutes to complete a 30 question test. All team members must complete the test individually within 3 hours.
The Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Personal Finance by competing with other students across the state in multiple-choice and "Quiz Bowl" examinations. The competition is hosted annually by the Florida Council on Economic Education, with support from the Centers for Economic Education based at FSU, USF, MDC, FSCJ, and FAU.
The preliminary or qualifying round of the Challenge will be online. In the first round, each team of four students will complete online exams that cover topics in
- Earning Income & Protecting and Insuring
- Using Credit & Buying Goods and Services
- Saving & Financial Investing
The 1st place team in the state will represent Florida during the National Personal Finance Challenge on May 18, 2015 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.
No formal courses in Personal Finance are required. Any team of students interested in Personal Finance is encouraged to compete, but must have an adult coach. Schools may enter multiple teams in the online competition.
There is no cost to either teachers or students to participate in the Personal Finance Challenge ONLINE!
Research has shown that student competitions increase student participation, promote attendance, and help students achieve higher grades and test scores. For teachers, the Challenge provides a useful tool to help encourage students and generate excitement for classroom materials.