Math students and Waynesville Middle School got to try out being an adult in a new program.
Waynesville Middle School math students learned what it was like to be an adult for a day and to see the real-world financial struggles their parents face.
Randomly assigned to careers, students quickly learned that an education impacts their income and career choices, where they can afford to live, where they can go out to eat and what they can afford to purchase.
In fact, eighth grade math students learned that it can be mathematically impossible for some to pay housing, transportation, day care, student loans, food and utilities – no matter how hard they try – through the program called Mad City Money. They also learned about the importance of making good decisions and just how long it can be between pay checks.
Volunteers from Infuze Credit Union and Waynesville Career Center DECA students brought the program to the middle school.