The Key Importance Of Education By Integrating Each Students ' Chosen Career Field As A Base Value

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The students in Math 123 at Ivy Tech Community College were assigned the third and final Math project in November of 2015. This project included an Excel file assignment, this time focusing on finance and mortgages. The purpose of this project was to demonstrate the monetary importance of education by incorporating each students’ chosen career field as a base value, as well as to point out the advantages of investing in an IRA or 401K plan for retirement. The students were expected to make use “payment,” “present value,” and “future value” functions in Microsoft Excel to demonstrate efficiency in making calculations relating to mortgage payment, home value, and future IRA values. The students were also required to write a reflection paper to validate their understanding of the subject matter.

For our final project in our Math 123 class, we were instructed to work with finances; specifically we learned about the importance of education when it comes to saving for the future. Part of the assignment was to visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics government website where we could find the median salary for our desired career field. We used this figure to compare our future earnings with that of a person who possesses only a high school diploma. At the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, I was able to locate my desired career, which is listed there under “Computer Network Architects.” Computer Network Architects are responsible for developing and maintaining network

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