Next Dollar Shopping Game
Overview - NEXT DOLLAR SHOPPING GAME
Next Dollar Shopping Game provides
students with a unique way to practice the skill of exchanging money.
Students who have difficulty transitioning between coin counting and
making change benefit from the next dollar strategy introduced in this
game. The fully illustrated game board provides students with
opportunities to identify the next dollar amount needed to purchase
items in "real-world" situations.
Before playing, students should have a basic understanding of dollars
and cents. A facilitator is needed to hand out money and determine if
amounts paid are correct. Each student begins the game with 20 dollar
bills. To begin play, a student places his or her playing piece on the
"HOME" square, rolls the die, and moves to the appropriate game-board
square. Then, he or she draws a card. The player reads the money amount
on the card and determines the amount needed to pay for the item by
rounding up to the next dollar.
Each of the five card decks includes cards at three difficulty levels:
Basic, with even dollar amounts (such as $7.00); Intermediate, with
uneven dollar amounts (such as $1.35); and Advanced, with amounts under
a dollar (such as $.52). Prices do not exceed $10.00. The draw cards
feature 60 realistic illustrations of items that can be purchased at a
variety of locations.
Students buy items at grocery, clothing, and discount stores as well as
a fast food restaurant, post office, movie theater, and more. If a
student does not have enough money to buy an item, he or she goes to the
ATM square to withdraw $10.00 to pay for the item and continue playing.
Contains ideas, reproducible worksheets, and assessments for
implementing the next dollar strategy before and after game play.
A colorful Game Board with realistic community locations, a Teacher's
Guide, 60 Draw Cards, 100 Dollar Bills, 6 Playing Pieces, and a Game