In this module students compare prices of toys and games and investigate the benefits and risks of buying items from a range of outlets.
- Students will explore and describe their role, rights, and responsibilities as a consumer
- Students will examine and describe the factors that influence people’s purchasing decisions.
- Goods and services
- Financial decision making
- People have rights and responsibilities as consumers.
- The market provides a range of goods and services for people to choose from.
1. Price spies
Students research prices for the 5 choices of toys and games with the highest scores from their decision-making grid activity in module 1. They could investigate local stores, other New Zealand-based stores and websites, international shopping websites (currency conversion and shipping costs may be necessary), and second-hand stores and websites, such as local opportunity shops and Trade Me.
Younger students could do this as a whole-class activity with teacher guidance. Older students could investigate prices in small groups or independently.
Have the students discuss their findings and calculate where they can get the best deals.