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Making Change Money Word Problems

Let's go shopping! Engage your students in these real-world math word problems involving making change. This set of task cards includes 32 high-interest word problems that challenge students to think critically about how they might make change when buying common items at the store.

Preparing this math activity is easy. These math task cards are the perfect resource to add to your math centers. Print the cards on heavy (cardstock) paper and laminate for durability. The cards can be used over and over again. A student recording sheet is included, and the answer key is a great way to have students self-correct their own work.

What's included in this set of Making Change Task Cards?

  • 32 printable task cards
  • Student recording sheet
  • Answer key
  • A digital, Google Slides, version (Full color and optimized for digital!)

How can I use these Making Change Math Task Cards in my classroom?

  • As part of a whole-class lesson
  • As a pre-test or post-test activity
  • As an enrichment activity
  • For early finishers
  • To extend learning
  • As math centers
  • Homework
  • Differentiated math practice 
  • As a whole class-activity (Try a game of ‘SCOOT’!) 

Why Use Task Cards?

Task cards are the perfect way to get hands-on with learning! Unlike traditional worksheets, task cards allow students to get moving! Place these Making Change task cards around the room (or outside!) and set your students free to move while they cover important educational standards. Task cards are also the perfect tool for differentiation – just pick the card(s) that each student needs to work on the most. Too difficult? Leave it out. Too easy? Choose a more challenging card!

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