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.