**Directions:**

Class Discussion.

Who does the shopping in
their house?

What they might like to
buy themselves?

Using magazines, newspapers
etc. prepare a chart of likely items or services they might like to buy.

Eg. Sweets, chips, coke,
burger, tights, price into cinema, bowling, swimming pool

**Role play:**

Prepare price tags and
label some "shopping" items.

Prepare a shopping list
with student.

Give the student a wallet
with money.

Assist the student in making
a list of the prices and adding up using a calculator. (See worksheet)

Discuss the cost of the
purchases and emphasise that the student must have sufficient money.

**Assessment Comments:**

The teacher can assess
the students' performance according to his success with the work sheets
of the type provided.

Social skills should be
emphasised eg. Waiting in line to be served also politeness to fellow customers
and avoiding excessive fuss.

**Summary/ Follow-up Work:**

Prepare a shopping list
(with student) for the local supermarket or chemist. Let him try out his
skills in a real setting.

Provide opportunities to
pay for his own bowling, swimming or snack at a local Café.

Avoid over organising things
for the student. Empower the student to be as independent as possible.

**Tips to Remember for
using a Calculator**

**To Add Up**

1. Press each complete price

2. Then the adding sign
+

3. Lastly the equal sign
=

4. This gives the** answer**

27 +

2.06 =

1. Using a calculator press
150 ( the amount at the start)

2. Then press the "take
away" button - ( the amount you spent)

3. Then press the equals
button =

4. The amount of **change**
will show up

**To get the Correct Change**

I had
£1.50

I spent __
49 -__

The change £1.01
=