Grocery Store Dollar Up Method to $20 (with visuals)

by Alex Campbell

Price: 250 points or $2.5 USD

Subjects: money,mathElementary,math,specialed,lifeSkills

Grades: 0

Description: Practice using the dollar up method within $20 using a number line and color-coded visuals. The "dollar up" method is a strategy for teaching students with disabilities to handle money transactions by rounding the cost of an item to the nearest dollar and using only dollar bills to pay. For example, if an item costs $4.30, it's rounded up to $5.00, and the student counts out five one-dollar bills or one five dollar bill. Teaching this shows students how to get enough money to cover a purchase and avoids the complexity of counting exact change.