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Menu Maths: Application of Number

Menu Maths  THIRD ED

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Are you teaching functional/Core Skills/ ESW or SEN/ALN students? Then you MUST read this:

Ideal for application of number in functional skills, ESW in Wales and Core Skills in both Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This title will be of interest to Functional skills teachers in general, adult skills teachers and catering trainers who can use the context of the menu to deliver basic skills.
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Using menus and concepts related to restaurants, this helpful resource covers
comprehension activities that use repetitious words, gradually increasing in difficulty. A number of questioning strategies related to interpreting and using menu vocabulary, decision-making, following instructions, finding and using information, adding and spending money, and making change are covered.

How is this resource organised?
This set of numeracy activities has been placed according to a continuum. The activities contain repetitious words and concepts that gradually get more difficult.

Each activity page introduces a different concept related to restaurants and menus. Some of the activities are related to interpreting and using menu vocabulary, adding and spending money, and making change. There are also decision-making activities.
You may want to have a discussion with your student(s) about the purpose of understanding money. When you ask them why they need to know about money many will answer with phrases such as ‘You know how much you have.’ or ‘So you won’t get ripped off.’. If necessary, explain to them that knowing how to handle money is a basic skill that affects every part of their lives for as long as they live.
After your initial assessment of each student, you may want to assist them by talking about what the activity is about first, and even, in the early stages, by reading the activity to them before the student completes it. It is important that a student understand the concept of one activity before going on to the next. This is especially true when working with notes and coins.

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Introduction. 5
Menu 6-8
Session One: Tutor Notes 9
Eating Out 10
Ordering from a Menu 11
Ordering for Others – 1/2 12-14
Session Two: Tutor Notes 15
Your Favourite Restaurant 16
Reading the Menu. 17
Menu Vocabulary – 1/2/3 18-20
Session Three: Tutor Notes 21
Making Decisions 22
The Best Deal – 1/2 23-24
Session Four: Tutor Notes 25
What is More, What is Less, What is the Same? 26
Name the Notes and Coins 27
What is the Total ? 28
Paying the Bill 29
Extension: Create your own cafe 30
Session Five: Tutor Notes 31
Match the Money 32
Mixing and Matching 33
What’s the Difference? 34
Which is Right for Each Order? 35
Extension: What about the Euro? 36
Session Six: Tutor Notes 37
Making Change 38
Session Seven: Tutor Notes 39
Restaurant Employees 40
What Would You Do? 41
Big Orders 42

Burger with a cheese slice and lettuce, yummy!

Session Eight: Tutor Notes 43
All Kinds of Restaurants. 44
Ordering from a Takeaway Restaurant 45
Ordering from a Restaurant 46
Other Types of Restaurants 47
Extension: Street Food 48
Session Nine 49
Your Own Restaurant 50
Session Ten: Tutor Notes 51
The Friend’s Party 52-53
Answers 54

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