# Calculating Costs for Customers

## Calculating Costs for Customers

Calculate the combined cost of food items on a menu to verify that customers have the correct amount of money to pay for their selections.

•Pen

•Paper

•Bob’s Diner Menu (attached)

### A1. Read continuous text

Competency A: F**ind and use Information**

Task group A1: **Read continuous text**

Level: **1**

At this level, learners: **Read brief texts to locate specific details**

**Performance Descriptors** *(Please note that not all might apply)*

The learner:

• Decodes words and makes meaning of sentences in a single text

• Reads short texts to locate a single piece of information

• Follows the sequence of events in straightforward chronological texts

• Follows simple, straightforward instructional texts

• Identifies the main idea in brief texts

• Requires support to identify sources and to evaluate and integrate information

**Task Descriptors** *(Please note that not all might apply)*

• Scope of task is limited

• Involves one text

• Is up to one paragraph in length

• Contains common, familiar vocabulary

• Has a familiar context

• Addresses concrete, day-to-day topics

• Has a highly explicit purpose

**Text Types:**

Instructional, descriptive, narrative, and brief informational texts

**Examples:**

• Notes

• Simple directions

• Instructions

• Brief emails

• Simple narratives

**ESKARGO:**

Embedded Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes Reference Guide for Ontario - A1.1

### C1. Manage money

Competency C: **Understand and Use Numbers**

Task Group C1: **Manage money**

Level: **2**

At this level, learners: **Make low-level inferences to calculate costs and expenses that may include rates such as taxes and discounts**

**Performance Descriptors**

The learner:

- Calculates using numbers expressed as whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and integers
- Calculates percentages
- Interprets and applies rates (e.g. $/kg, $/l)
- Chooses and performs required operation(s); may make inferences to identify required operation(s)
- Selects appropriate steps to reach solutions
- Represents costs and rates using monetary symbols, decimals, and percentages
- Makes simple estimates
- Interprets, represents, and converts amounts using whole numbers, decimals, percentages, ratios, and simple, common fractions (e.g. ½, ¼)
- Uses strategies to check accuracy (e.g. estimating, using a calculator, repeating a calculation, using the reverse operation)

**Task Descriptors**

- Scope of task is clearly defined
- May include unfamiliar elements (e.g. context, content)
- Requires the use of rates, or requires two or more operations, where operations are easily inferred
- Requires up to a few steps to complete
- May be completed in more than one way
- May involve one document, such as a table
- May require converting between whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages

**ESKARGO:**

Embedded Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes Reference Guide for Ontario – C1.2