|A Penny or $1 Million? Ch.7||
You have won a radio contest and have 30 seconds to choose your prize. The first choice is to take $1 million right now. The second choice is you get one penny today, then that penny is doubled the next day so you have two pennies, then four the next day, and this keeps happening for 30 days. You get to take home what you get at the end of 30 days. Which do you choose to take home if you only have 30 seconds to choose?
Now I’ll give you some time to think. Which is the better option, the million dollars or the penny doubled for 30 days. How much would you have at the end of 30 days?
|Bell Curve History Ch.8||
Do a little research and write a one-paragraph summary of the bell curve and the normal distribution. Some names that may come up are Moivre, Gauss, Jouffret, and Laplace. You will need to use outside resources when doing this research, but you need to write your paragraph in your own words. Do not plagiarize. If you are unsure of how to do this, please ask me. Be sure to provide where you found your information.
|Student Loans in the News Ch.9||
Student loans have been a hot topic in the news for the past few years, and it doesn’t look like that is changing. Use the internet to investigate a current story about student loans, be it a law that may be considered or some statistics about student loans. A current story would be one that has been published in the last 6 months. Write a summary about the story you find and provide a link to where you found the story.