Game of Life is part game, part real-world math, and part life research. During the fall semester, each student will randomly be assigned an avatar which you will use for the game. Each student's avatar has a job and monthly budget you will use to balance your checkbook (students will learn how to do this by hand and also in a spreadsheet). The goal is to save up as much money as you can for your avatar and the student with the most savings at the end wins the game! Throughout the semester, students will also be researching housing, transportation, careers/education, etc. to create your own “Dream Life” avatar to use for the game during spring semester.


Materials needed: 

  • 1 inch binder

  • 6 dividers 

  • Calculator, a basic one is fine

  • Access to printer to print documents needed for the class

Game of Life