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The best of project-based learning using math, writing, and design elements!  Students love this project where they create their own restaurant, complete with history, menu, and design. Optional pages include computing the difference between wholesale and retail costs, proportions, and tax and tips.

Critical thinking skills and creativity abound as students design their own restaurant around a theme: The Sportz Palace, Memery Eatery, and Amazin' Glazin' became student-designed restaurants, serving food at our Restaurant Fair.

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✔ Essential Questions

✔ Objectives and Common Core Standards

✔ Teacher Directions with pictures 

✔ Student Directions

✔ Theme brainstorming Pages

✔ Restaurant's History graphic organizers

✔ Restaurant menu graphic organizers

✔ Restaurant design graphic organizers

✔ Teacher directions, examples, and answer keys

✔ Rubrics to use as benchmarks or for feedback

Optional activities which can be used for differentiation:

★ Figure out the difference between wholesale and retail costs for restaurant

★ Determine portion size and number of portions (conversion of ounces to pounds)

★ Figure out the difference between wholesale and retail costs for customer

★ Compute tax and tip on a typical bill

★ Using proportions, determine area of actual restaurant

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. For example, “The ratio of wings to beaks in the bird house at the zoo was 2:1, because for every 2 wings there was 1 beak.” “For every vote candidate A received, candidate C received nearly three votes.”


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