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Grade 8 Math: Going To Dinner

You and five friends are going out for dinner: 

You have a budget of $180.00

You need to serve o Appetizer (share with group) o Main course (each person) o Dessert (share or per person) o A drink for each person

You must use real restaurant menu’s

Students must calculate what the bill would be subtotalled for each person in their group (if items were shared then you need to use percentages per person!)

You will then need to add on the 5% tax

You will then need to calculate a tip for the server and specify the percentage that you used

Your menu will be voted on by the class at the end (you cannot vote for your own) and whichever group receives the most votes will pick a prize that will be shared with the whole class!

NOTE – I WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE MATH!! So you can fill out the worksheet provided, but I will also want to see all of the work handed in with it. Since you are working in pairs I want each person to complete the math for the percentages at the bottom and want both of your copies handed in to me. Pairs without all of the math handed in will not be eligible for voting.


Example

East Side Mario’s

Restaurant:

Candice

Erin

Appetizer Calamari Fritti $10.49 ($3.50 each 33.3% per person)

Brittany

Melissa

Heather

Jenn

Main Spaghetti & Meatballs $15.49 Chicken Strips $14.49 Cheese Cappelletti $16.49

Bruschetta $8.49 ($2.83 each 33.3% per person)

Chicken & Bacon Pizza $14.99 Spaghetti Primavera $14.49 Seafood Linguine $17.49

Dessert Brownie Bites $6.99 ($3.50 each 50% per person)

Drink Pop $1.25

Subtotal $23.74

Nestea $1.99

$23.48

Peanut Butter Snack $6.99 ($3.50 each 50% per person)

Pop $1.25

$24.74

Pop $1.25

$22.57

New York Cheesecake $7.99 ($4.00 each 50% per person)

Dasani Bottles Water $2.99

$24.31

Pop $1.25

$25.57

Subtotal 5%Tax Tip (specify the percent that you gave - 15%) TOTAL

$144.41 $7.22 $22.74 $174.37


Names: ___________________________________________________________ Restaurant: _______________________________________________________

Names

Appetizer

Main

Dessert

Drink

Subtotal

5%Tax

Tip (specify the percent that you gave)

TOTAL

Subtotal


Follow Up Activity – To Be Completed Individually

Questions for thought: 1. Which one of your “friends” spent the most money on dinner? What percentage of the bill was theirs? 2. Which one of your “friends” spent the least amount of money on dinner? What percentage of the bill was theirs? 3. Looking at the dessert: a. How much of the bill was spent on dessert? b. How much would the bill have been if you had all only had dessert? c. What would the tax have been on that amount? d. What would the tip have been on that amount? 4. If you had gone for dinner alone: a. What would your bill have been? b. What would the tax have been on that amount? c. What would you have given as a tip on that amount and why? 5. With the tip and the taxes included, what percentage of the original total was paid?

Going To Dinner  
Going To Dinner  

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