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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!



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?


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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