Modeling New Cases of an Infectious Disease RLP

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

Standard

Assessment sheets

AS Y9Y10 SL- Modeling New Cases of an Infectious Disease RLP (Crit BCD).docx
2020-04-21

Editorial Resources

Tree Diagram of Infections SL.jpg
2020-04-20
https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1CIhXhffhINSMjANq8bMkbNfZU81Fgix1iSMnVOXeHhM/edit?usp=sharing

Supporting Resources

Table Answers for Modeling Infectious Disease (SL).xlsx
2020-04-20
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-qhK_fsWrRRG5Wo94TeE87UEI1FjAFjDvJmgLedrYaw/edit?usp=sharing
Graph Answer of Infectious Disease Modeling - New Cases (SL).ggb
2020-04-20
https://www.geogebra.org/m/ysqwzk2c
Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases - Terms and Definitions.docx
2020-04-21
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Extended

Assessment sheets

AS Y9Y10 EL- Modeling New Cases of an Infectious Disease RLP (Crit BCD).docx
2020-04-21

Editorial Resources

Tree Diagram of Infections EL.jpg
2020-04-20
https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1i7-QPLE7y9lz5yLMiCKNkavre0cqY5kGnDFcPcBNwHI/edit?usp=sharing

Supporting Resources

Table Answers for Modeling New Cases of Infectious Disease (EL).xlsx
2020-04-20
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IYRKghrjIP2rd6BqfkfBHbALu2QRtHarogqDudKVnsc/edit?usp=sharing
Graph Answer of Infectious Disease Modeling - New Cases (EL).ggb
2020-04-20
https://www.geogebra.org/m/ysqwzk2c
Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases - Terms and Definitions.docx
2020-04-21