In order to make money math functional for my students, I can't only do worksheets or task cards (even though I love and use both). My students need experience with as close to the real thing as they can get. Since my classroom has a lot of 1:1 aides, it is relatively easy to put these experiences into place using these instruction data sheets. However, even if you don't have a lot of 1:1 aides, this could still easily be done in a small group setting or while other students are working on worksheets/task cards.
The money instruction/data sheets I've created so far include:
- Counting Money 1: Student is given a stack of $1 bills and needs to tell you how much they have.
- Counting Money 2: Student has a stack of $1 bills and needs to give a certain amount.
- Which one is More?: Student is given two bills and chooses the one worth more money.
- Identifying Money: Student will identify $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills.
- Dollar Over: Student is given a price and needs to count out the dollar over amount (using $1 bills).
- Paying with the Right Bill: Student chooses a bill that is more than their total to pay for their purchase (2 levels, any bill larger or smallest bill possible).
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