This grocery game is a fun way for your kids to learn how to make change and can be easily adapted for any level of proficiency! Students work in partner pairs and take on roles as a shopper and a cashier. Each turn the roles are reversed! The shopper will pick a grocery item to put into their "grocery cart" then give the cashier money for the item. For example, if the shopper bought an apple for $0.85, they would give the cashier a dollar. Both the shopper and the cashier should be calculating how much change they will get. The cashier builds the change then gives it to the shopper, they record the math and switch!
For my kids in need of a challenge, I told them to pick up to 3 items to put in the cart. This way they first had to total the items, then solve for a higher amount of money in change.
This pack correlates with VA SOLs and is an easy and fun activity for your math centers! I laminated on cardstock, cut, and they were ready to play! My kids had so much fun! Enjoy! :-)