This is the Canadian version of task cards that are available with US currency in my store. They use loonies as the dollars on the task cards.
I developed these task cards as a functional curriculum teacher resource for students in special education who are working on understanding money. The cards are set up so they would be appropriate for all ages working on next dollar skills.
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This set includes 64 task cards for using the next dollar up strategy. In the next dollar up strategy, the student chooses the next dollar up from the price tag so that even without being able to make change, he can make a purchase and know how much he can afford. For instance, if an item costs $3.20, the student would circle / give 4 $1 coins.
There are 2 sets included. In both sets the student circles the number of Loonies required to buy an item with a price tag on the card. One set (1-32) has prices set on it. The second set (32-64) are the same cards with empty price tags that the teacher can complete. This set is useful if you have students who tend to memorize answers. You can change the prices on the items regularly so the students cannot memorize them. The cards have department store items with prices between $1 and $9. Cards 1-16 are $1 to $5 and 17-32 are $5-$9.
The answer key is included. Because the student answers by circling the Loonies needed on the card, I did not include an answer sheet. However, if you would like one, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’m happy to make one and send it to you.
To make the cards, cut them out and laminate them. You could also print them and use them as worksheets. They will print in grayscale for this to conserve ink. If laminated, they can be kept on a ring or in a recipe card box. You can choose the cards appropriate for the student you are working with. The following are some methods for using them in a classroom:
As a group you can put them on a document camera and have the students use dry erase boards (or laminated sheet of paper) to select their answers, write them down and show them as response cards. The teacher can then check the work of all the students to see who has the right answer and who does not.
You can choose the task cards you want the students to complete based on their level of difficulty and give them a set to complete during small group or independent work.
You can include them in a student’s structured work system and can mix them up across the sessions so the students are always completing a different set of cards.
For similar activities, follow this link:
Canadian Money Activities
For more ideas and uses of the cards, please see my blog at Autism Classroom News
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Canadian How Many Dollars? Department Store Task Cards © Christine Reeve 2014
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