Next Dollar Up Boom Cards for Functional Money Skills in Special Education and Distance Learning

Type: digital

If you are teaching in distance learning, or just looking for ways to engage your students with the next dollar up strategy in functional money skills, these 40 Boom Cards are perfect for you.  Next dollar up involves students evaluating a price and counting one dollar over the price to make a purchase.  It is great for students who are not able to count and track change.  These Boom Cards have 2 levels for students to practice this skill.

**This product is also available in print, PowerPoint and Google Slides versions here.

The 40 digital task cards use combinations of bills ($1 and $5 bills) up to totals of $9. In Level 1 students select the price of something they can buy with those bills. In Level 2, they have to choose the most expensive price they could buy with the combination. The BOOM Cards™️ are self-grading. With a paid subscription it can track students’ performance.

***Please note, when you purchase, you will download a pdf that has a link to access the cards. You will then assign the cards from the web platform to your students. You and your students will need to have internet access to use them. Students will need an internet connection to use them.**** 


  • Teacher Notes on how to use these BOOM Cards™ in your classroom or at a distance
  • 40 digital task cards on the BOOM LearningSM Platform (requires internet connection to use)
    • Level 1: 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.
    • Level 2: 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.

This is a bundle of 2 Boom Card products. The link will allow you to add both level 1 and 2 to your Boom library at one time.

Check out a preview of the cards here.


  • Level 1: What can I buy?—lowest price answer
    • 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
  • Level 2: What’s the most expensive thing I can buy?—more complex
    • 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


These task cards are great for any age of students who struggle to make change but have 1-1 correspondence. They are specifically designed for middle and high school students but would be appropriate for some elementary-aged students as well.


  • Distance learning
  • Integration with distance learning platforms
  • Group instruction with interactive whiteboards
  • Practice on tablets, computer, or any internet connected device.

More about BOOM Learning…

To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards). Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. For additional assignment options you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account.

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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