Mathalicious: Scalped

Why do concert tickets cost so much?

If you’ve bought a sports or concert ticket lately, you may have paid far more than face value. From service fees to processing fees, additional costs can cause ticket prices to skyrocket.

In this lesson, students use percents to describe how much of a ticket’s price goes to various parties — artist, venue, brokers, etc. — and debate the fairest ways to price and sell event tickets.


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Math Topics
Money, Ratios, Rates & Percents
6th Grade

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