Students will be able to "purchase" items by matching the correct amount of money needed. This activity provides life-like images of all coins and bills which allows them a greater chance of transferring the skill in a real world setting. For both coins and bills, activities are differentiated for a variety of learners. Perfect for early learners or special education.
Coins: This activity does not require the students to add the combined value of coins but still provides higher order thinking by not only having them identify the correct coin needed to purchase the item, but has them use their counting skills to also glue the correct number of coins they needed. (i.e. instead of a Candy Bar costing 75 cents, it costs 3 quarters - students must be able to identify the correct coin and show 3 of them.)
Level A: Students will match quarters and pennies with color coding cues as well.
Level B: Students are given a number and a small visual of the coin. From there, they will place the correct number of the coin specified. Not only do they have to identify the coin, but they have to count the correct amount too.
Level C: Students are given a number and the name of the coin (i.e. 3 quarters) and have to identify the coin by its name and count the correct amount too. No visual of the coin is given in this level.
Bills: Students are able to identify bills by either matching visuals or by their value.
Level A: Students are able to "pay" for the item by matching the correct bill given both a visual of the bill and color coding for support. ($1, $5, $10, $20, $100)
Level B: Students are able to "pay" for the item by matching the correct bill to it's value given enlarged bills and written value for them to successfully match the numbers on the bills to that shown in the box for its value/"price". ($1, $5, $10, $20, $100)
Level C: Students are given smaller sized bills and written value and will match the correct bill to the value or "price" shown. ($1, $5, $10, $20, $100)
Level D: Each item will have a price consisting of two different bills. Students will have to "pay" for the item by choosing the correct two bills specified. (i.e. Sneakers cost $10 & $5 - students will identify those two bills for that item and cut/glue them in their respective boxes to "pay" for the item.) Students are also given the fifty dollar bill to identify, as it is easily confused with the $5. ($1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100)
A blank worksheet template is also included.