Check out these two cuties. Which pet would you get? Read some of the Tampa Bay Times feature articles on pets and search their ads for available pets. Before you make your decision, conduct some research using the following sites:
Research for comparing dogs:
Then, use the decision-making matrix attached. What are the four most important criteria for your decision? For example, consider size, amount of care, cost, and other attributes. Then, choose your top four and compare them. What pet came up first?
SS.8.FL.2.1 Explain why when deciding what to buy, consumers may choose to gather information from a variety of sources. Describe how the quality and usefulness of information provided by sources can vary greatly from source to source. Explain that, while many sources provide valuable information, other sources provide information that is deliberately misleading.
SS.912.FL.2.1: Compare consumer decisions as they are influenced by the price of a good or service, the price of alternatives, and the consumer’s income as well as his or her preferences.
SS.912.FL.2.5: Discuss ways people incur costs and realize benefits when searching for information related to their purchases of goods and services and describe how the amount of information people should gather depends on the benefits and costs of the information.
Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.