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Choosing the best cell phone plan for you

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Students research the features and costs of cell phones and cell phone plans and use a decision matrix to compare options and determine the best one for their needs, wants, and budget.

Big idea

Product research and comparison shopping help you make informed buying decisions.

Essential questions

  • How do product research and comparison shopping help you make more informed buying decisions?
  • What features might you compare before making an expensive purchase?

Objectives

  • Research and compare features offered by cell phone carriers
  • Analyze data collected to make an informed buying decision

What students will do

  • Conduct research to identify features and costs of two cell phone plans.
  • Analyze and compare the data gathered on different features.
  • Decide on a cell phone plan that meets their needs, wants, and budget.

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Teacher guide

Choosing the best cell phone plan for you (guide)

Cómo escoger el mejor plan de celular para usted (guía)

Student materials

Choosing the best cell phone plan for you (worksheet)

Comparison shopping tool (handout)

Cómo escoger el mejor plan de celular para usted (tabla)

Herramienta de comparación de compras (folleto)

Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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