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Figuring out how much to tip

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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 I leave for a tip? 

Objectives

  • Learn what common tipping percentages are for different types of services
  • Calculate a tip amount in different scenarios

What students will do

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

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Teacher guide

Figuring out how much to tip (guide)

Student materials

Figuring out how much to tip (worksheet)

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

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