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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Calculated Risk" - Financial Futures

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Calculated Risk," Charlie is helping Don investigate the murder of a businesswoman from an energy company that made its money trading in futures. Trading futures is really just betting on the price of something in the future. It is risky because if the price goes down, you lose money. However, if the price goes up, you make money.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.