Snack Shack Math Task Cards are a great way to practice adding and subtracting dollars and cents. Students use the included Snack Shack menu to solve each word problem. There are four different challenges included so that you can differentiate as needed:
Activity 1: The first 20 cards require students to add up various menu selections. There is a student answer sheet provided if you just want to use these 20 cards. Use the first 20 answers on the answer key.
Activity 2: The last 12 Cards (cards 21-32) feature more challenging problems. Students must split bills, compare totals, multiply totals and more.
Activity 3: Challenge Card 1 can be used with cards 1-20 and requires students to calculate the change if the total is paid with a twenty dollar bill (or in a few cases two twenties). Use the student answer sheet with 20 boxes for this activity. An answer key is provided.
Activity 4: Challenge Cards 2 and 3 allow students to select menu items themselves and calculate the totals. You could have students illustrate their choices for this open-ended activity.
You may want to have students show their work on notebook paper and staple their papers to the answer sheet. These cards will work well at math centers or stations, or for individual use. The cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Alternatively, you could print on cardstock. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.
This product is also available in a money-saving Math Word Problem Task Card Bundle
Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom.