This is a 37 page unit with the goal of teaching secondary life skills students with disabilities basic money and purchasing skills. This unit is taught over a period of at least 3 weeks. This unit includes topics such as rounding up to the next dollar, estimating purchase totals, paying for items quickly, paying with a debit card, expensive vs cheaper prices, paying with the smallest bill, having enough money, "Do Now" assignments, and additional activity ideas. It also includes 2 different community outing activities!
The 37 page unit includes a table of contents, 23 student pages, 9 pages of answer keys, 3 pages of teacher instructions and additional activities. Throughout this unit, students will further develop the skills of completing simple 1 and 2 digit addition without the use of a calculator, identifying bigger vs smaller money amounts, completing sentence fill-ins based on reading comprehension, and much more!
This unit should take at least 3 weeks as students will need additional opportunities to practice the skills taught in the unit. Activities in this unit should be visited throughout the school year as they are everyday life skills!
This unit is best for students who can count bills to $20 using 1, 5, 10, & 20 dollar bills in various combinations.
As a teacher who currently teaches older teens and young adults with disabilities in a transition program, I find it extremely difficult to find age appropriate materials for students who read and comprehend at a low level. I am sure you do too! As a result, I create my own materials to match the needs of my students.