Lesson Plan

The Cost of Dinner

Students will practice calculating sales tax and gratuity.
Lora H.
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My Grades 7
My Subjects Math

The students will calculate sales tax and gratuity.

Grades 7
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1 Direct Instruction

Activity: Other — Research

The teacher will guide the students as they search the internet for a restaurant menu.  

Student Instructions

Use Google Chrome to search for a restaurant menu.  Then, select 3 items from the menu, and find the cost for the items.  This will be your subtotal.  

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Other — Calculating

The teacher will guide the students as they calculate gratuity and sales tax.

Student Instructions

Calculate 15% gratuity and 8% sales tax on the items selected.

3 Preparing Presentation

The teacher will instruct the students to use Explain Everything or another presentation app to prepare a presentation explaining the process for finding sales tax and gratuity.

Student Instructions

Prepare a presentation to explain the procedure for calculating gratuity and sales tax using a presentation app such as Explain Everything. Use the information from the previous steps to create your presentation.  Be sure to include the total cost including gratuity and sales tax.