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Young students take a money test here by shopping for items in the class store




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Title – Grocery Shopping Math
By – Karin Malson
Primary Subject – Math
Grade Level – 1-2

Money Test Introduction:

      For your test on money, you will be asked to do some shopping! You will demonstrating how much you know about money including the following concepts:
      • How much each coin is worth (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar) as well as which coin is which.
      • How to count each coin (for example: pennies would be counting by one’s 1,2,3,4 and so on while nickels would be 5,10,15, 20).
      • How to add up various amounts of money for given items using the dollar sign and decimal point.
      • How to count out the correct amount of money to pay for the items.


      All of this will be taking place in the store in our classroom. You will be finding items to shop for, adding up the prices, and giving the cashier the right amount of money for your purchases. The only item that will need to be turned in for the test will be your ticket book showing everything you bought and the prices added together. There should also be a picture showing the money you used to pay the cashier.
      I have attached a practice page to use before the test, including a bag of money.
      If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me!


Practice Test:

Shopping List

Here is a list of items you have bought:

Cereal $1.50
Milk $0.75
Dog Treats $1.00
Ice Cream Bars $1.00
Granola Bars $1.00


      Add up the prices below. Remember to keep the decimal point lined up!
Shopping List Practice Test

Dog Treats  
Ice Cream Bars  
Granola Bars

Take out the correct amount of money needed to pay for the items. Write down (or draw a picture) of the bills and coins used to pay.


Money Test

      For your test, you will need to complete the following in your ticket book:


      1. Find five items in the grocery store, including the prices.
      2. Go back to your desk and add up the total for all five items (don’t forget the dollar sign ( $ ) and the decimal point ( . ).
      3. When finished adding, go up to the cashier and present them with your items and total cost.
      4. Count out the money you will need to pay for the five items and hand to the cashier.


      When you are finished, you will be placing the five items back where you found them in the grocery store.


    Remember to hand the cashier your ticket book to receive your grade for the money test.

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