Decision- Making Model

8 MEH.2.2

Step 1: Situation- Marie is in the eighth grade at East Middle School. She earns above average grades in all of her school courses except science. Her favorite after-school activity is playing basketball. She would like to play basketball in high school next year. However, the high school says that athletes must pass all their classes in order to participate in a sport. This summer Marie can participate in a special summer science school that will help her in science. She also has been given the chance to go to basketball camp. The basketball camp takes place the exact time as the science school. Marie has two weeks before she either has to sign up for basketball camp or summer science school. What should she do?

Step 2: Options- she can either go to summer science school or go to basketball camp.

Step 3: Possible Outcomes- if she goes to basketball camp and doesn't pass science, then she wont be able to play basketball in high school. If she goes to summer science school, then she will be able to play basketball in high school.

Step 4: Values- if she goes to summer school then she can get good grades and still play basketball, if she goes to basketball camp then she wont get good grades and be a little better at basketball but she wont be able to play in high school.

Step 5: Make a decision- I think that Marie should go to summer science school.

Step 6: Evaluate the decision- if she goes to summer science school then she will be able to do both, play basketball and make better grades.

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