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Want To Have Your Kids Learn Math? Watch Shark Tank!

A few weeks ago I was watching Shark Tank with my oldest son and did something a little different during the episode. Both of us love the show and the ‘sharks’ as well as the business ideas and negotiations that go on during the one hour show. We started talking about company valuations – what it means and the calculations behind the numbers – which led to a math quiz!

I couldn’t believe it but by accident I starting quizzing my son on valuations. If they are asking for a 20% stake in their company for $400,000, how much is the company worth? That led to the next company valuation question. If they want $50,000 for a 25% stake, what is the company valuation?

This must have gone on for 45 minutes. We not only had a blast but he learned a valuable business lesson at a very early age while he was practicing math!

  • What do you think?
  • Have you tried this with your kids?
  • Do you have any other fun ways that you teach your kids?

I look forward to reading your comments.

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