# [Free] Percents Real-Life Math Project | Percent Change, Tips | Airline Intern

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## Overview

This free printable PDF project is perfect for teaching middle school students about real-life applications of percentages and percent change, with a focus on markups and markdowns. Designed for grades 5-7, it engages students through a fun airline internship simulation that connects math to the real world. Aligned with CCSS 6.RP.A.3.c and CCSS 7.RP.A.3, it’s an easy way to boost financial literacy skills while keeping students motivated and engaged. Grab this resource and watch your students tackle these important concepts with confidence!

## Why you'll love this

Looking for a real world application of percentages, percent change, markups/markdowns, and tips? Do your students love simulation games?

Your students will love this activity, where they play the role of an airline intern, and use their math skills to complete open-ended tasks around percent markups and markdowns, the percent of a number, and tips.

It's print-and-go, and is perfect wrap-up for a unit, as a review before a test or a quiz, or as a self-contained sub plan.

What's the math?There's 5 tasks in total:

• Task 1: Calculate Ticket Prices (Percent Markups and Markdowns). Students will be asked to find new flight ticket prices after a percentage of markups or markdowns.

• Task 3: Inflight Entertainment Services (Percent of a Number). Students will be asked to solve additional cost of purchasing wifi packages or stream movies during the flight.a

• Task 4: Airport Restaurants (Tips). Students will be asked to calculate amount of tips left by different tables.

• Task 5: Filling Baggage Claims (Percent of a Number). Students will be ask to airline reimbursements for passenger claims of baggage that were lost, damaged, or delayed.

What's included?

This 19-page activity is zero prep, print and go.

• Problem Sheets (10 pages)