Twenty years ago this month our Coast Guard son-in-law was transferred from Morgan City LA to Duluth MN. Our 8 year old granddaughter elected to stay with us while her parents house hunted in the northland (wise decision on her part). It wound up being only a month that she was with us, but her dad wanted her to keep busy with schoolwork. As if that child would have parked herself in front of Sponge Bob.
This is one of the math (arithmetic really) problems I devised for her.
Part one was Magic Kingdom, with every attraction listed. An attraction is ride, show, anything to do, etc. Some 50 items were on the list. We used graph paper because the next task was to ask each family member to rate each attraction. Rating involved three choices: never need to do that again, neutral, and MUST DO EVERY TIME. Extended family live near, so she was able to canvass about a dozen people. I had her assign point values to the three choices, 1 through 3, with 3 being the must do category. Thus if there were 50 attractions at MK and a person NEEDED to do each one, the point values would total 150.
She did this for each of the four parks, so part 2 was Epcot, 3 was the Studios and 4 was Animal Kingdom.
She then totaled up all the points for each park, and divided by the total number possible for that park, discovering which park we liked best and which was the least liked. The results surprised us.
She worked on this at her own pace, and as she had access to family members. I think it took her about a week, but I’ve slept since then.