This worksheet presents a series of word problems centered around the fast-food chain Taco Bell, applying percentage calculations to various situations such as discounts on combo meals, the composition of taco ingredients, customer order patterns, and calorie intake. It challenges students to calculate the new price after a discount, the percentage of each ingredient in a taco, the proportion of customers ordering different menu items, and the nutritional content compared to daily caloric intake. The problems also include calculations related to the weight difference of regular and jumbo tacos, the time taken to eat a taco in relation to a lunch break, the percentage makeup of a Supreme taco, and the fraction of total tacos consumed by a group.
The worksheet is designed to teach students how to use percentages to solve practical problems that they might encounter in a real-world setting, like a restaurant. It helps students understand the application of percentages in financial terms, such as calculating discounts and price changes, and in nutritional contexts, like assessing caloric content and dietary choices. The goal is to improve students’ numerical literacy with relatable scenarios that require critical thinking and application of mathematical concepts, such as proportion, comparison, and ratio, in everyday life.