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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Farkas

How Do Restaurants Use Math?

Updated: Jun 20, 2022

Do you want to teach your upper elementary students how math is used in restaurants? Restaurants use tons of math every day! Elementary math concepts such as time, percentages, measurement, and money, are used every day in the culinary arts world!

How does a restaurant use math?

Show this video to your students which interviews a restaurant owner, Megan, who explains to elementary students how she uses math every day!

What are some different ways that my students can practice this in class?

  • Have your students make a recipe either together or at home! Have them write down all of the math that they use while they cook!

  • Have your students come up with a menu, including the prices, of their own restaurant! Help them think through how much food, labor, and packaging cost!

  • Have students create their own restaurant word problems. This can include money, timing, or measurements! Have them trade with a friend in class.

Do you have any additional resources that could help my students?

Afternoon Tea Clipart - Math Career Clipart

Where can I find more information on Asterisk Supper Club, the restaurant, shown in the interview?

Asterisk Supper Club website:

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