# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Economics and Personal Finance Task 1284636125

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the steps for making a purchase decision.

Definition

Description should include the following steps and the use of mathematical skills and a decision-making model (e.g., PACED), as appropriate:
  • Researching prices of commonly purchased items
  • Using comparative shopping
  • Weighing the pros and cons of sales incentives, guarantees, warranties, and rebates
  • Understanding sales terminology
  • Avoiding impulse buying
  • Planning purchases
  • Computing unit prices
  • Reading labels
  • Reading contracts
  • Computing total costs
  • Checking references of businesses
  • Selecting reputable businesses
  • Examining the roles of marginal benefit and marginal cost

Related Standards of Learning

English

10.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Mathematics

A.7

The student will investigate and analyze function (linear and quadratic) families and their characteristics both algebraically and graphically, including
  1. determining whether a relation is a function;
  2. domain and range;
  3. zeros of a function;
  4. x- and y-intercepts;
  5. finding the values of a function for elements in its domain; and
  6. making connections between and among multiple representations of functions including concrete, verbal, numeric, graphic, and algebraic.

A.9

The student will collect and analyze data, determine the equation of the curve of best fit in order to make predictions, and solve practical problems, using mathematical models of linear and quadratic functions.

AII.9

The student will collect and analyze data, determine the equation of the curve of best fit in order to make predictions, and solve practical problems, using mathematical models of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.

Other Related Standards

Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning

EPF.1

The student will demonstrate knowledge of basic economic concepts and structures by
  1. describing how consumers, businesses, and government decision makers face scarcity of resources and must make trade-offs and incur opportunity costs;
  2. explaining that choices often have long-term unintended consequences;
  3. describing how effective decision making requires comparing the additional costs (marginal costs) and additional benefits (marginal benefits);
  4. identifying factors of production;
  5. comparing the characteristics of market, command, tradition, and mixed economies; and
  6. identifying Adam Smith and describing the characteristics of a market economy.

EPF.10

The student will develop consumer skills by
  1. examining basic economic concepts and their relation to product prices and consumer spending;
  2. examining the effect of supply and demand on wages and prices;
  3. describing the steps in making a purchase decision, including the roles of marginal benefit and marginal cost;
  4. determining the consequences of conspicuous consumption;
  5. describing common types of contracts and the implications of each;
  6. demonstrating comparison-shopping skills;
  7. maintaining a filing system for personal financial records;
  8. examining the impact of advertising and marketing on consumer demand and decision making in the global marketplace;
  9. accessing reliable financial information from a variety of sources;
  10. explaining consumer rights, responsibilities, remedies, and the importance of consumer vigilance; and
  11. examining precautions for protecting identity and other personal information.

FBLA Competitive Events and Activities Areas

Business Financial Plan

 

Economics

 

Entrepreneurship

The topic for this event changes from year to year. The annual topic may or may not correlate with this particular course. Please refer to the current Virginia FBLA State Handbook.

Introduction to Business

 

Personal Finance