Game of Life – Activity-based Consumer Math

Imagine the game of LIFE has literally come to life! As our children mature and prepare to go out on their own, they need to have a healthy relationship with money and the responsibilities that ensue. This 30 week class is designed to present them with opportunities to earn and spend responsibly, while still maintaining a lifestyle they might choose.Students will engage in role-play within the classroom by creating family units and/or businesses. They will learn how to keep each side afloat within financial constraints such as salaries, overhead, sales, emergencies, bonuses, impulse buys, etc.In addition, mathematical concepts such as budgets, taxes, savings, sale pricing, inventory, etc., will be taught and implemented. This will be a fun and interactive math class that will translate into real life.

Some concepts will be repeated in Personal Finance class. However, the practical uses will be covered in a more in-depth manner in the Game of Life class.

Some of the work will be done in class, and outside preparation may be required for projects. Evaluation will be given based upon class participation,organization, project completions, ability to survive (within role-play), and quizzes based on math concepts.

There is no textbook required for this class. This is recommended for High School/upper Middle with a basic math background.

This class will satisfy the 4th year math requirement for graduation under Tennessee statutes per Homelife Academy and is listed as an acceptable course on both Gateway and Faith Heritage websites. Students may want to check with college admissions to verify satisfaction for a particular school admittance before committing to this class.

Most supplies will be provided by the Tutor. Project supplies will need to be supplied by the student (posterboards, marker type items).

Class Homework Assignments: Research and projects.


Time:  12:55 – 2:25
Grades: 9-12
Class Fee: $400
Books and Supply Fee: $50
Tutor: Laura Pickett

COVID-19 Contingency Plan:

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2021-22 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.