Toy Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Skills (Special Education)

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This life-skills math and literacy product is one of the individual stores from Economics of Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math bundle.  It contains one of the stores contained in the larger bundle.  If you would like more than one store, check out the Economics of Shopping product for a bundle of 5 stores (including this one) and the same types of activities designed for each one.

This functional literacy and math product includes 3 ad flyers for winter clothing stores that can be used with task cards with and without picture cues for finding prices and writing checks for single items, worksheets for check writing for multiple item purchases, worksheets for using cash to make purchases of multiple items, worksheets that ask students to read relevant information on the sales flyer, and worksheets to make single-item purchases with a debit card.
Sales Flyers: It includes 3 differentiated flyers that are identical but have different prices. There is one flyer with prices with no change, one with prices with change in 25 cent increments and one with prices with more complex change.
Task Cards: There are 24 task cards that can be used with any of the differentiated flyers from the store. Eight task cards ask students to write in the price of a single item from a flyer with a picture cue. Another eight are identical to the first set but do not include picture cues. And finally, another 8 task cards require the student to write a check to make a single-item purchase. An answer key for the task cards is included for finding prices, but not for check writing.
Print and Go Worksheets for Reading: There are 2 different worksheets requiring students to answer basic questions about the store flyer. For instance, a student must identify the item number for a specific item or indicate which item has a limit of how many of the item can be bought on sale. There are 2 versions of each worksheet—one with a word bank and one without. Each of these can be used with any of the store versions. An answer key is provided.
Print and Go Worksheets for Check Writing: There are 5 worksheets requiring students to total the amount needed to purchase 2 to 3 items from the flyer. The student must then write a check for the purchase amount and determine a new balance in the checkbook register. Each worksheet can be used with any of the 3 flyers. An answer key is provided but I have not included the check writing in the answer key, although the required information (e.g., total amount, store name) is included.
Print and Go Worksheets for Multi-Item Purchases Using Cash: There are 5 worksheets requiring students to total the amount needed to purchase 2 to 3 items from the corresponding flyer. The student then must circle the bills that could be used for the purchase and determine the amount of change that would be received based on giving a clerk a set amount to buy the items. An answer key is included.
Print and Go Worksheets for Debit Cards: Finally there is 1 worksheet in which students answer 10 questions. For each question they are given a debit card balance and asked if they can purchase a specific item from that store. Again, each worksheet can be used with any of the differentiated flyers. An answer key is included.

For more ideas for instruction in functional life skills, check out my blog Autism Classroom News and join the discussion in the Autism Classroom News' Facebook Fan Page.

See more stores in this series:
Winter Clothes Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Skills (Special Education)
Hardware Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Skills (Special Education)
Shoes Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Skills (Special Education)
Sporting Goods Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Skills (Special Education)

Check out more life skills materials in the Structured Work System Bundle: Life Skills Kit and Tasks.

Toy Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math ©Christine Reeve 2014
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Toy Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Skills (Special
Toy Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Skills (Special
Toy Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Skills (Special
Toy Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math Skills (Special