These cards are great for 1st and 2nd graders working on money skills to introduce adding bills and coin values 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.
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This set includes 40 multiple-choice task cards for identifying amounts using combinations of coins and bills and 40 identical cards that require writing in the answer. They are differentiated by level of difficulty as described below. All the cards have bills and coins that are not lined up in rows but scattered as money would be.
Cards 1-4 --$1 bill and 1 coin
Cards 5-8 --$1 bill with 2 identical coins (e.g., 2 nickels)
Cards 9-12 --$1 bill with 3 coins (e.g., 3 dimes)
Cards 13-18 --$1 bill with 2 coin combinations (e.g., a nickel and a dime)
Cards 19-24 --$1 bill with 3 coin combinations (e.g., 2 nickels and a dime or a dime, a nickel and quarter)
Cards 25-28 --$1 bill with 4 coin combinations
Cards 29-32 --$5, $10, or $20 single bills with 4 or 5 mixed coins
Cards 33-40 --Combinations of 2 bills of different types with 3-4 mixed coins; card 40 has 3 bills
Cards 41-80 are the exact same cards as those described above but without the multiple choice and just a box to write in the answer
Cards A- T--- Cards with fast food menu items and prices for matching to the task cards
Answer Keys and Answer Sheets
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. Cards 41-80 are the exact same cards but require the student to write in the answer. I have also included an answer sheet for students who are able to write their answers on a separate sheet.
I have also included 20 cards of menu items with price tags. Students can match the card with the item price to the cards with the task cards with bill combinations 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. Some menu cards will match with more than 1 task card (e.g., there are multiple task cards equaling $1.30).
To make the cards, print them out using the “fit to page” option on Adobe Acrobat. Then laminate them and cut them out. 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.
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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