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, 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.

Measles alert! video

This resource has been provided by ASE as part of the ‘Why You’ll Never Catch Smallpox’ resource.

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