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Using a buying plan


Students read a scenario and then practice creating a buying plan and comparison shopping for a computer.

Big idea

A buying plan can help people when they purchase products or services.

Essential questions

  • What is a buying plan?
  • Why is a buying plan helpful?


  • Recognize times when having a buying plan may be useful
  • Understand how to use a buying plan to make a major purchase

What students will do

  • Discuss times when people may spend money on something expensive or important.
  • Create a buying plan and practice comparison shopping for a computer.

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Student materials


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