Lesson 2: Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index Model to Examine the Risk Factors Associated with COVID-19

This Lesson 2: Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index Model to Examine the Risk Factors Associated with COVID-19 lesson plan also includes:

A lesson asks young mathematicians to investigate the social determinants and the environmental factors that influence risk factors associated with the spread of COVID-19. Class members then brainstorm what they can do to alleviate the impact of these factors.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups use the provided links to research more current statistics
Classroom Considerations
  • The second lesson in a two-part series
  • Requires computers with internet access
  • Presumes a protocol has been established to ensure a safe, respectful discussion of the influence of race and economic factors on the vulnerability index
  • All the graphs and charts included in the resource are dated; however, they still could be used for the model, or updating the charts could be incorporated as part of the lesson
Pros
  • The first day of the lesson focuses on social determinants while the second day looks at the physical and environmental determinants
Cons
  • None