National Economics Challenge

01/15/2015 12:37 PM | Deleted user
The New York State EconChallenge ONLINE is a great way for students to flex their intellectual muscle and test their economic content knowledge.  Sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, student teams from across the country will compete to qualify for the National Semifinals round on April 14, 2015 and the National Finals Competition in New York City from May 16th – 18th, 2015.

This year the New York State EconChallenge will be held online from March 9th – April 1st, 2015.  Students and educators across New York State will be able to participate regardless of travel or budgetary constraints. Each team of 4 students (teams of 3 are allowed) will compete online, taking rapid-fire exams that cover topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events.  Teams from across New York State can take the online test anytime during the above dates for a chance to move onto the semi-finals.  Only one team per state in each division will compete in the semi-final round.  The top four qualifying teams in each division of the national semi-competition will be invited to compete for the national title in New York City.  Please visit our website for more information about the National Economics Challenge.

Why bother to compete?  Here are reasons direct from our coaches. . .

 

REASON 1: BRING NEW STUDENTS TO YOUR CLASSES

“The Economics Challenge has been a nice carrot to attract students into the course. . . [It] is the single most important factor helping me increase the interest in economic education at my school.”
                       --Dick Rankin, Iolani School, Hawaii

 

REASON 2: MAKE LEARNING FUN

“I love to see how enthusiastic my kids get about studying economics. . .Kids love to compete, and in the process. . .they learn a great deal about economics.  It’s a way to make learning fun. . .”
                       --Michelle Foutz, Carmel High School, Indiana

 

REASON 3: PREPARE FOR THE AP ECONOMICS EXAM

“The students’ AP scores will improve dramatically and they will also be exposed to material for upper level college courses.”
                       --Michael Clark, Bellaire High School, Texas

 

REASON 4: PROMOTE ECONOMIC EDUCATION

“I have lost track of the number of students who have pursued economic degrees post high school upon participating in the challenge.  In addition, the challenge has driven me to improve instruction and gain a better understanding of numerous concepts.”
                       --Tom Stockard, Little Falls Community High School, Minnesota


Last year, the National Champions in the David Ricardo Division were from Hunter College High School in New York City!  We hope to see a New York team in the finals again this year. 

If you have questions or problems getting started, please don’t hesitate to contact me at aandrews@councilforeconed.org, 212-730-6728.  Good luck to all our student teams!



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