This worksheet was originally designed as a support for students to systematically work through the process of determining how much change a customer should receive back from a cashier when purchasing an item or good, and counting back the change to ensure the change given is correct. Using this worksheet students are walked through the process of determining how much money was paid for an item, drawing the amount paid (ex. $2.00 can be represented as two rectangle with $1 written in them), how much money the item cost, and using the standard subtraction algorithm to determine how much change a customer should get back. The worksheet then walks the student through the process of counting back the change to determine if the change given back was correct. This can be used in a variety of lessons, classroom activities and math centers/stations.
This worksheet was designed for a Functional Academics program in a high school, grades 9-12. Additional state standards apply to many functional academic lessons, such as the following in the Connecticut CORE Transition Standards:
- Demonstrate and accept responsibility for his/her independence and activities of daily living.
- Demonstrate skills to access community resources and participate in the community with and without support (recognizing the need for interdependence).
- Demonstrate skills to access appropriate employment to meet his/her individual needs.