Outbreak: Infection Detection

Explore the mathematics of infection outbreaks with activities that ask learners to use coordinate grids to locate infected patients. They calculate amounts of ingredients for antidotes and determine which groups of people should be given vaccines.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with a computer teacher for the activities
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource provides alignments to U.K. curriculum; U.S. teachers will need to research local and state standards
  • It is helpful if pupils have previous experience with Excel or other spreadsheet program
Pros
  • Includes three different options for each activity
  • Resource has computer programs and spreadsheets that can be opened directly on a computer
Cons
  • Modifications may be necessary if using in U.S. classrooms