This assessment was created in response to COVID-19 to give teachers resources to help them teach about the mathematics of infectious diseases. This assessment asks students to model (investigate) the number of new cases per day for a fictitious disease outbreak. They will then need to use the function that they find to make a determination (solving an authentic problem) about whether the disease is growing too quickly for the local hospitals to handle. The main concept that this assessment is targeting is exponential functions.

Math Concepts:
Exponential functions
Modeling
Graphing of exponential functions
Substitution in exponential functions

MYP Related Concepts:
models
representation

MYP Key Concepts:
relationships

MYP Global Context:
Scientific and Technical Innovation