This is a simulation of the game of LIFE.
Students can graduate from college, take loans, get a career, have friends, have a family, buy pets, start hobbies, go on vacations, buy food, buy clothing, and more.
It can be a fantastic whole class activity to practice basic calculation skills (mainly addition and subtraction) while solving simple story problems. It can be modified to different skill levels and time frames by adding or removing some of the stations the students visit.
In my class we do a little for bell work each day. I teach fourth grade, and it has been a very fun and authentic way to review math skills they have learned. The students are very motivated to graduate and to pick careers.
The file includes:
For teacher use and understanding the game
1 example life card (1 page)
1 example math calculations sheet (2 pages)
1 basic instructions page (for teacher use) this game is very easily modified to fit the needs and timeframes for your class
Individual sheets, 1 per student
1 blank life card (to make copies of for student to use as their own life card)
1 blank guided math calculations sheet (2 pages, to make copies for student to use for their calculations throughout the game)
Cards to cut out: (1 page each)
16 “LIFE” events
12 labeled careers
12 unlabeled careers
Number of kids page(1-8)
Number of friends (1-8)
8 health levels
Student loans ranging from $500 to $2000
Stations to visit: (1 page each)