Ordering food (numeracy) – German

A Stage 4 German numeracy activity where students calculate costs related to eating out, including tipping.

In this Stage 4 numeracy activity, students access a German restaurant menu, and order food within a given budget. They also calculate the tip, and calculate savings when meals are takeaway.

As teachers of languages, we have a role to play in the development of students' numeracy skills, ensuring our support is age- and stage-appropriate. In this activity, students calculate the total cost of items ordered, the tip as a percentage of cost and the percentage saving if the meal is ordered to take away, instead of as table service.


Outcomes referred to in this document are from Modern Languages K–10 Syllabus (2022) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2024.


  • German K­–10 (2018)
  • Modern Languages K-10
  • Stage 4

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