Next Dollar Up Task Cards: App Edition for Special Education & Life Skills

Type: digital

Are your students fascinated by technology and apps? If you teach the next dollar strategy in a life skills or special education classroom, then this set of task cards can keep them engaged in their money instruction every day.

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

What's Included?

  • This set of 40 task cards uses fabricated apps with prices and has the students circle the number of dollars they would need to buy each app. 
  • Answer Key

These can be used in conjunction with my Interactive Next Dollar Instruction Toolkit that includes programs to teach students to use the next dollar up strategy. Twelve of these cards are included in that toolkit as an extra sample as well.


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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