Life is filled with chaos, and we have to learn how to work and solve problems in the midst of it every day. These interactive lessons give you the opportunity to experience these daily challenges without real-world consequences.
Are you an educator? Learn more about the Everyday Life project.
This interactive tutorial takes you through all of the main elements found in our Everyday Life activities. You will learn how to drag and drop, roll over, and interact with the on-screen elements. You will also be shown how to find help when you need it.
Practice using an ATM in this realistic simulation. Steps include inserting an ATM card, entering your PIN, choosing a transaction type, choosing an account, checking your balance, withdrawing money, completing the transaction, and taking your card and receipt. Safe ATM practices are covered as well.
This activity lets you brush up on your banking skills by letting you practice endorsing a check for deposit and filling out a deposit slip, which requires you to locate the date, cash deposit amount, check deposit amount, subtotal, and deposit total.
Try your hand at counting cash back using any combination of larger bills. Watch the counter to know when you've reached the correct amount. Don't give your customer back too much or too little, and don't take too long or you may frustrate the other customers waiting in line!
Make sense out of all of the numbers on your grocery receipt. Find prices for specific items, and locate the order subtotal and total. Don't let the cashier worry you too much—he's kind of creepy, but he's harmless.
Pay for a prescription with your debit card. Enter your PIN, decide whether you want cash back, verify the correct debit amount, and you're done. No one is behind you in the checkout line, so take as long as you need to read the information on the machine's screen and select the buttons you want. 100% stress-free.
This activity finds you hungry and thirsty, with money in your pocket for the vending machines. First, you must determine which machines take coins or bills. Then, you must use appropriate bills or coins to make and pay for a selection. But please don't shake the machine if your selection becomes lodged in the window—your computer can't take the abuse!
Practice using pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to count exact change. A counter will help you know how much you have already counted. Use a specific coin—or a combination of coins—to reach your goal. The choice is yours.
This lesson lets you select stamps to place on a package. The stamp values change from question to question, as does the cost of sending the package. A counter keeps track of how much postage you've already placed on the package.
Test your scanning skills with this bill-paying activity. Open the bills that have piled up on your desk, then locate specific information on them. Practice finding your account number, current charges, and past-due amounts. Paying bills has never been this painless—it won't cost you a thing!
1099s, W2s, 1098s. Make sense of the tax documents that appear in your mailbox each tax season. This activity lets you practice finding the numbers you need to include on your income tax return. If you make a mistake here, you pay no penalties and won't be audited!