adventures in unschooling

LIFEmath

Anja and Cassius pulled out the game of LIFE the other day and played the whole game from beginning to end. They asked me over to tell them how to read the numbers on the money, cards and board. Two minutes of explanation and they now know how to read and add thousands.

The money comes in $5000,$10,000,$20,000,$50,000,$100,000 dollar bills. You might get to collect 85,000 when you pass pay day, for example – so you need to be able to add the money. At the end I helped them add up all their money to see who had won.

Six months ago they would have sat down any either played for five minutes or just pretended to play so it was really neat to see they have reached a new level of concentration and understanding.

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