Epidemics: modelling with mathematics
Understanding the use of vaccination in preventing the spread of epidemics.
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World of Work

Becoming a(n)...
Mathematician
World of Work Dimensions

Context
The mathematician's profession is explicitly exemplified, wherein epidemics are used as a phenomenon to legitimize the WoW beforehand.

Role
The student remains a student and is not asked to empathize with the profession of a mathematician.

Activity
Recommended computer program is an analogy of an authentic modeling program. Modeling is an authentic practice.

Product
Abstract
Maths in context (mathematical modelling, interpreting graphs). Students will develop mathematical models which help government and other bodies to predict how diseases will spread, and how that spread can be minimised.



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Inquiry Learning

Inquiry Learning Dimensions

- Exploring situations
- Planning Investigations
- Experimenting systematically
- Interpreting and evaluating
- Communicating results

Discipline
- Mathematics
- Biology
- Physics
- Chemistry
- Engineering


Target group
- Primary Education
- Lower Secondary Education
- Upper Secondary Education

Age range
11-15

Duration
50 min.