Career Number Chugs

Covering Tax and Tip

In this Number Chug, students will:

  • Use percentages to understand how tips affect the total bill
  • Observe how tax affects the check subtotal
  • Learn the challenges of waiting tables and why tip matters

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.RP.A.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. Examples: simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSN.Q.A.2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.