Differentiated Next Dollar Up Task Cards: Money Skills for Classroom or Distance Learning

Type: digital

If your students are using The Next Dollar Up method, these cards provide a functional way to to practice using it using real-life situations. Great for life skills curricula students of all ages to meet curriculum or IEP goals.

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Who Can Use These?

I developed these worksheets as a functional curriculum teacher resource for middle and high school students in special education who are working on understanding money. The set would work well with younger students as well to meet IEP goals. 


  • The task cards have dollars on them and the students have to determine what prices they could afford to buy. 
  • Cards are differentiated as described in the "What's Included" Section
  • The set addresses both the skill of finding one out of three prices that can be bought with a set of money and finding the most expensive price they could buy with a set of money.
  • Students respond to multiple choice questions so no writing needed

What's Included?

Task cards are included in PDF, PowerPoint™️ and Google Slides™️ for distance or device-based learning.

  • 40 multiple-choice task cards with set amounts of money and prices to choose from
    • Cards 1-20 the students determine which of 3 prices they could buy with the dollars they have. In this set, the answer is always the lowest number.
      • Cards 1-8: $1 to $5 with $1 bills
      • Cards 9-16: $6 to $9 with $1 bills
      • Cards 17-20: $6 to $9 with combinations of $5 and $1 bills
    • Cards 21-40 the students choose the most expensive prices they can buy with the bills they have. So in this set there could be more than 1 answer of what they can buy, but they have to choose the most they could buy.
      • Cards 21-28: $1 to $5 with $1 bills
      • Cards 29-36: $6 to $9 with $1 bills
      • Cards 37-40: $6 to $9 with combinations of $5 and $1 bills
  • Answer Key and Answer Sheet


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This product is copyrighted by Christine Reeve for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at chris@autismclassroomresources.com