Students love this activity! I set-up two desks facing each other with a tablecloth and paper products, like it is set and ready to eat. Olive Garden has a great take-out menu that does not include alcohol. I get a class set of menus. Two are placed at the table and the students have the rest of the menus. Two students are chosen and I take their order. They become person "A" and person "B". I write their orders on the board. They must order a beverage, appetizer, entree, and dessert. As I am writing their orders the class is split into two large groups. They are calculating their orders using the format on page #1. We will do this as many rounds as possible during one class. The next class, they take my order and I grade it for a quiz. My order is on slide #2.
This activity helps students to calculate using decimals!