kaplan MM250 final project

kaplan MM250 final project

Question

kaplan MM250  final projectMM250 - Final Project

Assignment: Envision a job in which you can see yourself upon graduation. Prepare a 5-page portfolio using examples from discrete mathematics that you could use to convince an employer that you can perform the duties of that job. Your portfolio will include 3 samples of your best work, at least 5 external citations as well as examples of your written communication skills.

Cover Page

Your name, course, date, and your target job
(you could even include a small picture or clip art depicting the job)

Page 1

A one-page description of your target job and why you think you are well suited for this job.

This will require some research. You will need to compose a 2-3 sentence job description as well as information regarding specific job duties, approximate starting salary, job market information, and required education. Be sure to highlight at least one skill that is required by the job which you have learned in discrete mathematics such as “perform a trace on an algorithm” or “interpret a state transition diagram”.

Note: Do not simply “copy-and-paste” the information from the Internet. You may use the language and phrasing from your cited sources, but the information must be stated in your own words in a form that is easy to read. Select the skills that you feel are most appropriate to your talents and the content of this course.

Page 2, 3, 4

3 sample problems that you have completed using three different topics covered in this course which will be helpful in carrying out the duties of your target job. You may not use any of the problems from the course material, including those from the course notes, discussion boards, quizzes or Instructor-Graded Projects. You should compose a problem and show how you would solve it. All aspects of the Plagiarism Policy, as stated in the course syllabus, will be applied to this assignment.

Be creative! For example, show how you might draw a spanning tree to find the minimum cost for a network diagram; or you might compose a Fibonacci sequence to figure out how many residents will be living in a certain area in 20 years.

For each problem, include the following:

- description of the problem or scenario

- your solution to the problem

- external resources (with APA citations) that you used to research the problem or solution

Page 5

A one-page summary on how discrete mathematics fits into the real-world and a self-reflection on how your thinking about mathematics has changed (or perhaps it hasn’t) over the course of this term.

Citations

You must include at least 5 citations in APA format for the information presented in this assignment


Evaluation Rubric

Total Points Possible: 100

Possible
Points

Points
Earned

Page 1

Includes all required elements:

?job description

?job duties

?approximate starting salary

?job market information

?required education

?why you think you are well suited for this job

? The presentation is professional in appearance and is free of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.

20 points

Page 2

Portfolio Sample #1 – all required elements

?description of the problem or scenario

?your solution to the problem

? The presentation is professional in appearance and is free of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.

20 points

Page 3

Portfolio Sample #2 – all required elements

?description of the problem or scenario

?your solution to the problem

? The presentation is professional in appearance and is free of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.

20 points

Page 4

Portfolio Sample #3 – all required elements

?description of the problem or scenario

?your solution to the problem

? The presentation is professional in appearance and is free of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.

20 points

Page 5

Reflection/Summary includes all required elements:

?how discrete mathematics fits into the real-world

?self-reflection on how your thinking about mathematics has changed over the course of the term

? The presentation is professional in appearance and is free of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.

15 points

Citations Page

At least 5 citations (in APA format) for external resources that you used to research the problem or solution

5 points