Sponsored by Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Council on Economic Education with special thanks to Aaron Gladstone
Awards Ceremony To Be Held Thursday, April 9, 2015 Sponsored by The University of Houston Bauer College Financial Symposium
2014 Contest Artwork
Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) will sponsor an art contest for Houston area schools. The competition is in conjunction with the UH Bauer College Financial Symposium that is part of Houston Money Week 2015. The deadline for entering the artwork is March 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm. The awards ceremony will be held at the University of Houston on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in the evening. The awards ceremony is sponsored by the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business.
Using the rubric below for a campus based competition, each school may enter their top 10 pieces of art from each grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) that address the theme, Smarter Texans Save. Kindergarten through grade 12 students who live in the greater Houston metropolitan area are eligible to enter the art competition. Twelve winning students will have their artwork included in a calendar that will be distributed throughout the Houston area.
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Deadline Date and Requirements
To be eligible for the art contest, the completed forms must be submitted along with the artwork.
- Page 6: Campus Art Registration Affidavit to be completed by the sponsoring educator
- Page 7: Student Art Registration Form to be completed by student or parent and requires necessary adult signatures
- Page 8: Art Contest Rubric: Smarter Texans Save to be completed by student or parent
A sponsoring educator from the campus will need to MAIL in the student artwork to be received in the Texas Council on Economic Education office by March 26, 2015 by 4:30 pm.
The top ten campus winning pieces of artwork per grade band from each campus need to be mailed and received by March 26, 2015 to the Texas Council on Economic Education Office.
The mailing address is:
Texas Council on Economic Education
Attn: Catherine Rinhart
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019
*Under NO circumstances will artwork be allowed for drop off at the Texas Council on Economic Education office.
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Student Performance in Mathematics
In mathematics, Stock Market Game™ students calculate ratios, perform operations with decimals, and identify proportional relationships. In English Language Arts, they interpret complex texts and data, engage in research and write explanatory texts and arguments.
Spring Program Dates: February 9 – April 17, 2015
For over 35 years the SIFMA Foundation’s youth financial literacy program, The Stock Market Game (SMG), has engaged 4th – 12th grade students in their school work by providing real-world applications for economics. mathematics and English Language Arts concepts they are taught in the classroom.
An independent study* found that students who participated in the SMG program outperformed their peers in mathematics achievement and financial knowledge. In addition to engaging students in interpreting complex texts and data, SMG students also exercise 21st Century Skills in collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.
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