These cards are great for 1st and 2nd graders working on money skills to introduce coin value and adding change as well as special education students working on life skills. I specifically geared the items and tasks to be appropriate for secondary students in special education with a summertime theme. The cards are set up so the coins are the same size as real coins so students can match real coins as manipulatives to solve the problems.
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This set includes 40 multiple-choice task cards for identifying amounts of coins up to $2 in combinations up to 12 coins. They are differentiated by level of difficulty as described below. All the cards have coins that are not lined up in rows but scattered as change would be. The coins include both fronts and backs of coins randomly distributed.
Cards 1-4 --single coins
Cards 5-8 –2 coins of the same type (e.g., 2 quarters)
Cards 9-12 –3 coins of the same type (e.g., 3 pennies)
Cards 13-16—combinations of 3 coins
Cards 17-20—combinations of 4 coins
Cards 21-24—combinations of 5-6 coins
Cards 25-28—combination of 7 coins
Cards 29-40—combination of 8-12 coins
Cards A- T--- Cards with beach gift shop items and prices for matching to the task cards
Answer Keys and Answer Sheets
The task cards (1-40) are all multiple-choice with 3 choices so that students can use dry-erase markers to circle the answer and are not required to write the answers. Students who are unable to circle could dab the answers with a marker or use a clothespin or paperclip to mark the answer. I have also included an answer sheet for students who are able to write their answers on a separate sheet.
To make the cards, cut them out and laminate them. They can be kept on a ring or in a recipe card box. You can choose the cards appropriate for the student you are working with. The following are some methods for using them in a classroom:
As a group you can put them on a document camera and have the students use dry erase boards (or laminated sheet of paper) to select their answers, write them down and show them as response cards. The teacher can then check the work of all the students to see who has the right answer and who does not.
You can choose the task cards you want the students to complete based on their level of difficulty and give them a set to complete during small group or independent work.
You can include them in a student’s structured work system and can mix them up across the sessions so the students are always completing a different set of cards.
I have also included cards of beach gift shop items with price tags. Students can match the card with the item price to the cards with the coins and fasten them with a clothespin or a paperclip. Or, if they can write on a separate sheet, they can record their matches on the enclosed answer sheet.
For more money resources:
Money Task Cards 1: Groceries
Next Dollar Up Task Cards: Money Skills [Special Education]
How Many Dollars? Task Cards: Money [Next Dollar] Skills [Special Education]
Next Dollar Up Worksheets
For more ideas and uses of the cards, please see my blog at Autism Classroom News
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Money Task Cards 3: The Beach (Special Education--coins up to $2)
by Christine Reeve
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