MIT BLOSSOMS - Flu Math Games

Resource ID#: 18406 Type: Video/Audio/Animation

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General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office
Instructional Time: 55 Minute(s)
Keywords: mathematics of flu, deterministic and probabilistic models, exponential growth, herd immunity
Instructional Design Framework(s): Predict-Explain-Observe-Explain, Learning Cycle (e.g., 5E)
Resource Collection: MIT BLOSSOMS

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