Economics of Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Bundle (Special ed.; autism)

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2nd - 12th, Homeschool
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    This is an easy print-and-go set of math / shopping activities for students working on money skills in elementary school or life skills classes. Put the sales flyers in a page protector, print out the worksheets, and either cut out the task cards for single use or put them in a photo album or laminate for re-use.

    Print and go shopping activities for writing checks, using debit cards, making change and adding purchases. Differentiated store flyers and differentiated worksheets that include versions with and without word banks and task cards with and without picture cues.

    This bundle includes ad flyers for 5 stores that can be used with task cards with and without picture cues for finding prices and writing checks for single items, worksheets for check writing for multiple item purchases, worksheets for using cash to make purchases of multiple items, worksheets that ask students to read relevant information on the sales flyer, and worksheets to make single-item purchases with a debit card.

    Sales Flyers:There are 5 stores total included.Each store includes 2 or 3 differentiated flyers that are identical but have different prices. The toy store and winter clothing sale flyers each have 3 different flyers with prices with no change, prices with change in 25 cent increments and prices with more complex change.The hardware store, sporting goods store and shoes and accessories store flyers each include 2 flyers: 1 with no change in the prices and 1 with complex change.

    Task Cards:There are 24 to 28 task cards for each store (depending on the number of items in that store). All the task cards can be used with any of the differentiated flyers from the corresponding store and are color-coded to match the store for easy reference.For instance, the background of the clothing flyers and their corresponding task cards are purple.Eight or 10 task cards ask students to write in the price of a single item from a flyer with a picture cue.Another eight or 10 are identical to the first set but do not include picture cues.And finally, another 8 or 10 task cards require the student to write a check to make a single-item purchase.An answer key for the task cards is included for finding prices, but not for check writing.

    Print and Go Worksheets for Reading:Each store has 2different worksheets requiring students to answer basic questions about the store flyer.For instance, a student must identify the item number for a specific item or indicate which item has a limit of how many of the item can be bought on sale.There are 2 versions of each worksheet—one with a word bank and one without.Each of these can be used with any of the store versions.An answer key is provided.

    Print and Go Worksheets for Check Writing:Each store has 5 worksheets requiring students to total the amount needed to purchase 2 to 3 items from the flyer.The student must then write a check for the purchase amount and determine a new balance in the checkbook register.Each worksheet can be used with any of the designated stores.For instance, one worksheet can be used with any of the 3 winter clothing flyers.An answer key is provided but I have not included the check writing in the answer key, although the required information (e.g., total amount, store name) is included.

    Print and Go Worksheets for Multi-Item Purchases Using Cash:Each store has 5 worksheets requiring students to total the amount needed to purchase 2 to 3 items from the corresponding flyer.The student then must circle the bills that could be used for the purchase and determine the amount of change that would be received based on giving a clerk a set amount to buy the items. An answer key is included.

    Print and Go Worksheets for Debit Cards: Each store flyer has 1 worksheet in which students answer 10 questions.For each question they are given a debit card balance and asked if they can purchase a specific item from that store.Again, each worksheet can be used with any of the differentiated flyers for that store.An answer key is included.

    For other resources appropriate for students working on a life skills or functional curriculum, check out the following:

    Money Tasks Galore Bundle: Task Cards and Worksheets

    Next Dollar Money Skills Bundle for Special Education

    Money Essentials Bundle for Special Education

    Money Task Cards 1: Groceries

    Next Dollar Up Task Cards: Money Skills [Special Education]

    Economics of Shopping activities are copyrighted by Christine Reeve 2018 for single classroom use only. Please send others interested back to this site to download their own copy. Thank you for downloading and leaving feedback! If you have questions, please contact me at

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