Lesson Plan


Research into diseases and the mathematics behind how they spread.
Jon C.
Classroom teacher
Douglass School
Leesburg, VA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math

Students will be able to...present information about a specific disease and use terms like "R nought" to show the mathematics behind the spread of a disease. 

Students will graph an exponential function representing the data.

Grades 11 - 12
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1 Introduction

Create introductory powerpoint using the Black Plague and explain how it spread, its mortality rate, etc.

Student Instructions

Students go to the directed website and answer the questions on the paper.

2 Vaccinations, Quarantine

Demonstrate how the game is played but don't reveal all the strategies.

Student Instructions

Students play each level (easy, medium, hard) multiple times and try to get the best percentage.