This packet contains currency activities that target and teach the skills students need to give and receive $5.00 bills. Unit plans, 3 two sided worksheets, 3 hands on activities, 1 game, and an assessment are all included. These activities can be printed, used with a computer and projector, or on an electronic whiteboard.
This packet covers the IEP annual goal: The student will be able to count single types of dollar bills ($1 - $100) to find the total aloud or in writing.
As a special education teacher working with students with intellectual disabilities it has been very difficult for me to find the materials I needed to teach life skills in the areas of independent living and occupational skills while still connecting with state standards. Money is one topic that can connect functional academics with core academics. When teaching currency, it is important to teach students how to count dollars first, as you will almost never be asked to give exact coins. Instead, you can give dollar bills and wait for change. All of the money workbooks and worksheets in print that I could find focused just on coins. Then when I searched online I found good resources, but they would only have two or three problems to a page. At my school we have to buy our own paper, so making a 10 page packet for one student for one lesson wasn't going to work! Plus many of the packets had graphics that made the work look "babyish" to my students who were 14 - 21 years old.
If you are interested in more currency lessons, packets like this one are available for $1.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00 and $100.00 bills.
Counting Five Dollar Bills Math Packet
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