Steps to Making a Decision Step 5: Evaluate results of the decision and accept responsibility for results of the decision. Step 4: Make a decision, plan and act on the decision. Step 3: Explore and evaluate possible solutions. Step 2: Brainstorm possible solutions. Step 1: Identify the problem. EVALUATE IDENTIFY BRAINSTORM ACT EXPLORE
Cost vs. Benefit Before making a decision, weigh the cost vs. benefit. In the story, Country Mouse thinks about what he likes (the benefits), and then he thinks about what he does not like (the costs), and then he makes a decision to stay or go home. www.hiyah.com/library/country_mouse.html
Choice vs. Chance Every day we make choices based on the chance that certain events might occur. We estimate the probability for the event to occur. Then we examine the consequence of the event and make a decision.
The Game of Skunk The object of skunk is to have the most points after 5 rounds. A player gets the total of the dice and records it in his/her column, unless a one comes up. If a one comes up, play is over for that round and all the players points in that column are wiped out. If double ones come up, all points accumulated in prior columns are wiped out as well. If a one doesnt occur, the player may choose either to try for more points on the next roll or to stop and keep what he/she has accumulated.
SIKIUINIKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISIKIUINIKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII S round 2, 3 rolled = 5 1, 4 rolled = 0 K round 6, 6 rolled = 12 5, 4 rolled = 9 Choose to stop U round 2, 2 rolled = 4 1, 1 rolled = 0 for all previous columns 5 0 12 9 21 4 0