In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their English skills to communicate with the media and persuade the public to vaccinate their children. The simulation is based on real data from the 2013 Swansea measles epidemic. Children will practice using a range of maths skills in a real-life context, including: line, bar and pie charts; percentages; calculating the mean; rounding answers; multi-step word problems.
This resource has been provided by ASE as part of the ‘Why You’ll Never Catch Smallpox’ resource.


The resource is split into four “episodes”. Each episode is designed to be completed in one lesson. Some teachers run the whole resource over two mornings. Maths and English are an essential part of this activity, so teachers might consider allocating maths and English time to it.

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Measles alert! Episode one

 

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak,...

Measles alert! Episode two

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their...

Measles alert! Episode three

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their...

Measles alert! Episode four

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their...

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