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  • Addie Otto

    Member
    May 5, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    I was able to spend some time brainstorming this morning. What do you think of splitting the course into 3 stages:

    Finishing High School

    Moving Out

    Moving on Up

    • budgeting – utilities, different scenarios
    • travel – currency exchange, unit conversions, work vs play, Giant Rubber Duck, Airplane Problem
    • buying a home – fence (perimeter/pyth), grass (area), gardens (volume), rain barrel (volume vs area), mortgage (compound interest), renos (surface area), Railing Reconstruction

    In this scenario, there would be spiraling of some topics, but not others. I really want the spiraling to focus on the big rocks in our curriculum and not worry too much about other parts (like calculating income tax! Who needs to do that nowadays!).

    I would love some feedback (@jon @kyle) and especially if there are tasks/activities I’ve missed please let me know