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Decision Making Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has an Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education

The ability to make decisions is an important skill for all students to have. Use this lesson plan to teach students about differing types, processes, and models they can use to make decisions, then apply the concepts to a real-life situation.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • listmethods used to make decisions
  • use a decision-making model or method to make a decision
  • explain impacts of decision-making methods on outcomes


  • 1.5 - 2 hours


  • Copies of our lessons, one for each student
  • Chart paper

Key Vocabulary

  • Decision-making
  • Rational
  • Intuition
  • Guessing
  • Satisfice

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

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