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What is the Price of Admission?

What is the Price of Admission? Posted on September 15, 2016Leave a comment

Hello! Today’s throwback Thursday post I am revising and updating is from March 2012.

In this post I share with you one of our favorite real-life math applications -the art of letting kids figure out how much the price of admission is.

Take a look and see how every ticket booth instantly becomes your mathematical playground. Don’t forget to download the worksheet at the end of the post!

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1. First, figure out how many in your family are going.  

For this trip it was myself (1 adult) and 4 kids (4 child).

($32.95 X 1) + (19.95 X 4) = $112.75

If you haven’t approach multiplication you can still use Basic addition;

$32.95 + $19.95 + $19.95 + $19.95 + $19.95 = $112.75

2. Decide if this is for a One Day Admission.

IS this the only time we want to go?

We had an opportunity to go more than once so,

$112.75 X 2 = $225.50

3. Should we get a membership?

Check the chart to see if there is a membership close in price.

Yes, because the Basic family Membership would be covered at the price of $175

4.  How much would it cost us to purchase next membership tier?

$24.50

5.  Is it worth it? Why or Why not?

For the purpose of this blog I am using the 2012 price of admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  The price has gone up since then.  To use a current price list see Tickets and see Membership.

If you like this activity, then you will be happy to know I made an easy activity sheet for you to use!

Download this free Worksheet

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