Suggestion: Have students solve the problems on the free printable worksheets below, then create a mock restaurant in the classroom to put their new problem-solving skills to use in a role-playing exercise.
For your convenience, the answers are printed on a duplicate printable that is the second page of each PDF link.
Have students count out the amount of money they would need for various items and then add the bills and coins to determine the total cost of two or more menu items.
With this worksheet, continue to use real money (or fake money) but pivot to subtraction problems.
Menu math offers real-world problems to help students boost their functional math skills.
Students can practice their menu skills in your class or at home and then apply what they have learned when they eat at a restaurant.
You might ask students questions such as: "What does a hamburger cost? Students continue to work out basic menu math problems and fill their answers in the provided blank spaces.
Enhance the lesson by using real money of fake money (which you can purchase at most discount stores).
If she had .00, how much money will she have left?
" Use problems like these to help students learn and understand the concept of change.