This a fun center and whole group activity that has students counting money, adding money, and subtracting money while pretending they are working/buying things at the store. This center involves working with coins and dollars. You will need to provide real or play money to use with this center and whole group activity. Students will LOVE this!
Shopping Lists are used by students in a small group or at a center.
Option 1: Regular Checkout: A student is a cashier and another is a customer (Name tags provided!). The customer chooses a shopping list and collects the items on their list. Then they visit the checkout where the cashier is waiting. The cashier ‘scans’ the products and places them in the ‘basket’ Then the cashier enters the prices into the ‘cash register’. Both the cashier and customer add up their total on a receipt (can be done on the recording sheet or you can cut out individual receipts). The customer pays the cashier and the cashier counts the money to make sure it is correct and gives them change as needed.
Option 2: Self Checkout: The customer chooses a shopping list and collects the items on the list. Then the customer visits the self checkout. There they scan their items on the ‘scanner’ and enters the prices into the ‘cash register’. They add up their total on a receipt and give the correct change. They will double check their payment and give themselves change if required.
Word problems can be used for whole group/exit tickets or for a center that does not involve the receipt pages. This is because some of the questions require more than the adding the coins together and making change.
I have included:
-Fruit and Vegetable Cards
-18 Word Problems
-18 Shopping Lists
-Sales Record Sheet (for cashier)
-Payment Record Sheet (for customer)
-Whole Group Response Sheet
-A price check sheet (for cashier and for students to keep in their math folder for whole group)
-Regular response sheets and response sheets for exit tickets
-Labels to keep on bins where the fruits and vegetable cards will be kept
-Labels for checkout and self checkout
-Record Keeping Sheet so you can record their mastery for each task card
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