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MATH133-1302A-01 College Algebra
Assignment Name: Unit 5 Discussion Board
Deliverable Length: 2–3 paragraphs
Details:

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit. 

A grandmother is looking for a plan to finance her new grandchild’s college education. She has $62,000 to invest. Search the internet and locate a long-range investment plan, CD, Savings Bond, etc. for the grandmother. The plan is to earn compound interest.

Calculate the future value of the investment. You must use the advertised interest rate, the number of compounding periods per year, and the time the funds will be invested. If you are not given the number of compounding periods a year, make it up. 

  1. The principal is $62,000. This is P.
  2. Research the annual interest rate for your investment. This is r.
  3. State the time in years for the investment (as in when the new grandchild will be attending college). This is t.
  4. State the number of compounding periods per year. This is n.
  5. Model the future value of Grandma’s investment as an exponential function, with time as the independent variable: F(t) = P(1 + r/n) nt
  6. State the future value of Grandma’s investment.
  7. Use the internet or library resources to find the average cost of a college education today; will grandma’s investment be able to cover the cost in today’s dollars; what about in the future?
  8. Summarize your findings in writing using proper style and grammar. 

Include references formatted according to APA style.

Respond to a classmate’s posting. If you think there may be an error, feel free to help your classmate without providing the correct answer. Otherwise, analyze the post in comparison to yours or add new information to the discussion.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Course Materials

Unit 5 Course Materials

Points Possible: 50
Date Due: Sunday, Jun 02, 2013
Objective:
  • Solve equations, such as linear, quadratic, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic.
  • Graph functions such as linear, quadratic, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic.
Submitted Files: Discussion Board
Score: N/A
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