ERIC Number: ED239927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Activities Using a Restaurant Theme.
Designed for use with elementary students, 44 activities using a restaurant theme integrate creative thinking and decision-making skills with language arts, mathematics, and art. The activities, which can be used independently by the students, deal with types of restaurants, names and themes, floor plans, interior and exterior design, house specials, menus, advertising for and hiring workers, planning work schedules, figuring wages, figuring the customer's bill, giving change, figuring sales tax, advertising the restaurant, and calculating restaurant income. Ten suggestions for using the activities are given to the teacher along with a list which coordinates the activities with subject areas, notes difficult activities, and notes mathematics activities which have answer keys. Ten required activities are underlined. A sample student contract is offered as a teaching option. Two simulation activities on inflation and recession are included in addition to the 44 activities. Instructions to students include directions for choosing, completing, and evaluating the activities. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (EM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Dining Facilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Enrichment Activities, Food Service, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematical Enrichment, Performance Contracts, Simulation, Teacher Developed Materials, Thematic Approach, Worksheets
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.