Christmas Next Dollar Up Task Cards (Special Ed.; Life Skills)

Type: digital

Grab these functional next dollar up task cards to keep engagement with students over the winter holidays.  This set of 24 task cards with and without prices (for individualization) make a great holiday activity for life skills students.

What's Included?

  • 24 task cards with prices with Christmas items priced between $1 and $9

  • 24 identical task cards without prices 

How They Work

In the next dollar up strategy, the student chooses the next dollar up from the price tag so that even without being able to make change, he can make a purchase and know how much he can afford. For instance, if an item costs $3.20, the student would circle / give 4 $1 bills There are 2 sets included.

In both sets the student circles the number of bills required to buy an item with a price tag on the card. One set has prices set on it. The second set are the same cards with empty price tags that the teacher can complete. This set is useful if you have students who tend to memorize answers. You can change the prices on the items regularly so the students cannot memorize them. 

What Are They For?

  • These are great for middle and high school students who have not learned to use change but who can learn to purchase items using the next dollar activities.
  • Life skills students
  • Functional math students

No Product Will Be Mailed to You. You will need to print and create the product yourself.

This product is an electronic file download Adobe Acrobat file or a Zip File. No product will be mailed to you.  You are responsible for assuring you have the needed software to open and print it. 

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