8.MEH.2.2 The Decision-Making Model

State the Situation

Scenario 1

Football season starts this weekend and Steve is excited about his school's first game. He has already purchased his ticket and has made plans to meet his friends there. His school team is playing their long-time rival and it should be the best game of the season. On the night before the game, Steve's parents recived a phone call from friends visiting in a city 30 miles away. Steve's parents have not seen their friends in years because they live in a distant state. Friday night is the only time Steve's parents can drive to see their friends. Steve's parents have asked him to stay home from the game to baby-sit his six- year-old brother. They realize Steve has made plans to go to the game but feel that he will have an opportunity to attend many more games this year. Steve's parents will let him make the final decision. What should he do?

List the Options

He can just not go and help watch his six year old brother. Or he can cancel watching his brother and go to the game. Or he can watch his brother and got to the game, he can take his little brother with him.

Weight the Possible Outcome

Well if he take his little brother he will need more money to get him a ticket and to eat, but if he don't his mom and dad will not be able to go and see their friends.

Consider Values

But he should think about what his parents want him to do and that is go and watch his six year old brother.

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