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Figuring out how much to tip


Students use common tipping percentages to calculate three tip amounts.

Big idea

Knowing how to figure out the right amount to tip helps you calculate a payment to people for their services. 

Essential questions

  • How do you figure out a tip? 
  • What percentage should you leave for a tip? 


  • Learn about common tipping practices and percentages
  • Calculate a tip amount in different scenarios

What students will do

  • Learn about common tip percentages.
  • Calculate a tip for a service that is based on the total bill amount.  

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.