Modeling an Infectious Disease

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

MYP5S - Modeling an Infectious Disease (BCD).docx
2022-11-20
MYP5S - Modeling an Infectious Disease (BCD).pdf
2022-11-20

Editorial Resources

ER MYP5S Tree Diagram of Infections.jpg
2022-11-15

Supporting Resources

SR MYP5S Graph Answer of Modeling an Infectious Disease - New Cases.ggb
2022-11-15
SR MYP5S Modeling an Infectious Disease - Terms and Definitions.docx
2022-11-15
SR MYP5S Table Answers for Modeling an Infectious Disease.xlsx
2022-11-15

Extended

Example Work

MYP5E - Modeling an Infectious Disease (BCD).docx
2022-11-20
MYP5E - Modeling an Infectious Disease (BCD).pdf
2022-11-20

Editorial Resources

ER MYP5E Tree Diagram of Infections.jpg
2022-11-15

Supporting Resources

SR MYP5E Modeling an Infectious Disease - Terms and Definitions.docx
2022-11-15
SR MYP5E Graph Answer of Modeling an Infectious Disease - New Cases.ggb
2022-11-15
SR MYP5E Table Answers for Modeling an Infectious Disease.xlsx
2022-11-15