Tipping is a lesson designed to teach students how to mentally compute common tips (10%, 15%, and 20%) that are traditionally left when dining in a restaurant. A real life application worksheet analyzes the earnings of a waiter working an evening shift at a first-class restaurant.
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(42 Math Lessons, Projects, and Games – 438 pages)
(4 Money Math Lessons and Activities)
Lesson Description: Tipping is a lesson designed to teach students how to mentally compute common tips (10%, 15%, and 20%) that are traditionally left when dining in a restaurant. It teaches students how to figure these tips, presents them with realistic restaurant tipping exercises, and looks at the earnings of a waiter working an evening shift at a first-class restaurant.
Math Content: Mental Math, Percents
Time Required: 1 class period or homework assignment
- 3 Tipping worksheets
- 3 Tipping worksheet Answer Keys
- 1 Tipping Teacher Tips page
Materials Needed: None
Suggested Grade Level: 5th – 8th
Teacher Testimonial: Teaching students mathematics in a practical context, such as leaving an appropriate tip at a restaurant, will increase the financial literacy and life skills of students. Student number sense will also increase as they mentally calculate 10, 15, and 20 percent tips. As we have discussed high school and college jobs, many students are surprised to see the potential earning power of a waiter at a nice restaurant. For all of these reasons, Tipping is a lesson that will serve your students well.
Enjoy your lesson!!
Mark P. Tully