This assessment item is to be completed individually. You are required to complete a set of mathematical problems, and associated discussion questions and case studies (real world scenario, or hypothetical or virtual world scenario), outlined on Moodle. The contents will be based on weeks 1-5 (inclusive). While assessment 1 covers the basic knowledge, this assessment aims at both judging your competence in respect to the theories and problems encountered and making you familiar with the practical applications of these concepts in processing real world information.
Calculations can be illustrated using an Equation Editor, MathType or financial calculator steps. If you use the financial calculator, you must show the formula and figures in the formula as well as the financial calculator steps.
You may also be required to use Microsoft Excel or similar software for assessment questions. Further, the assessment may involve extracting real world information from online resources.
The explanations in discussion questions should be aimed at one brief paragraph to multiple paragraphs depending upon the question.
If you use sources to support your decisions, you must use in-text referencing to properly acknowledge the work of the original author. However, you are not expected to reference the formulae.
Further details, including the questions to be answered, will be provided within the Assessment block in Moodle by Week 5 Monday.
Also, you are to submit as a doc/docx/rtf format. Please note that you are encouraged to employ cloud services to store your documents while you prepare the assessment; though the final submission has to be made through the assessment submission link on Moodle.