Real Life Application: Decision Trees

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A decision tree is an educational tool and is an effective way to teach the likely outcomes of projects and ideas. The trees are “useful tools for helping you to choose between several courses of action. They provide a highly effective structure within which you can explore options, and investigate the possible outcomes of choosing those options. They also help you form a balanced picture of the risks and rewards associated with each possible course of action,” according to, a career skills resource site.

An example of a decision tree can be found by visiting the website of ATS Trust. ATS Trust offers hassle free oil tank removal and even oil tank removal grants.  Oil tank removal grants give homeowners at least $3,200 and as much as $5,200 for oil tank removal and replacement. ATS uses the answer wizard as a tool to help people learn all about oil tank removal. Click here to go to the ATS Trust Answer Wizard.

By using the answer wizard, people can find out how ATS Trust can help with an oil tank problem, see possible outcomes for repair and get the answers they need to proceed with their project. Educators seeking to teach the value of decision trees may benefit from applying a similar format used in ATS Trust’s Answer Wizard.