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The Menu Game at the Terribly Terrific Taco

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The Menu Game at the Terribly Terrific Taco

In this math game (Page 15 of the Dining Out! PDF), learners figure discounts and/or profit increases for various food totals. Learners add decimals to $100. This lesson guide includes a game board, cards, and spinner as well as suggestions for customizing this game for younger/older learners.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan



  • Mathematics
    • Number and Operations
      • Decimals
      • Fractions
      • Operations
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation

Informal Categories

  • Financial Literacy
  • Food and Cooking
  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Rimbey, M.Ed., NBCT (Math), Kimberly


  • All Rights Reserved, The Actuarial Foundation, ©2007

Funding Sources:

  • Ernst & Young
  • New York Life Foundation
  • Swiss Re
  • Towers Perrin


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