Task# Movie tickets

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The purpose of this task is for students to solve problems involving decimals in a context involving a concept that supports financial literacy, namely inflation. Inflation is a sustained increase in the average price level. In this task, students are asked to compare the buying power of $20 in 1987 and 2012, at least with respect to movie tickets. This task also engages students in Standard for Mathematical Practice 4, Model with mathematics.