Menu Math

Getting a meal, side dish, drink, and dessert can be delicious—but it can be expensive too! Practice addition and subtraction with money in a activity that focuses on a sample menu, complete with task cards and word problems.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members bring in takeout menus from local restaurants, or have them find the menus online, to answer the same questions
  • Place learners into small groups or pairs to complete different task cards and word problems, then switch cards
Classroom Considerations
  • Background of the cards is in color, which could needlessly use a lot of ink
  • May require money manipulatives based on age math level of class members
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Pros
  • Provides an answer key for the word problems
  • Promotes real-world application of math concepts
Cons
  • None