Tip Jar

Submitting Organization: Mathalicious

Grade Levels: 6th Grade – 8th Grade

Subject Area:  Math

Standards Alignment: Common Core State Standards – Math


Description of the Activity: Students watch a video about tipping and then discuss their opinions about the fairness of tipping as a percent. Should the teacher want to, they can follow up with a full lesson on the matter.

Discussion Questions:

  • When you tip as a percent, what determines the size of the tip?
  • When waiting tables, what makes one table “harder” than another?
  • What do you think tipping should be based on?

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