For young people, the most important use of mathematics every day is money – how much can they spend, how much can they afford to spend.

However, for most young people, the cost of living as an adult remains a mystery until they try to live on their own.

The web site Showmethefuture.org gives students a space aged world in which they are trying to live on an income based on their job, supporting a family assigned to them.

Deciding about housing, food, clothing and insurance generates both expenses and a higher level of happiness if the choices are sound.

Click here to experience the game.

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