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Case Study: Outbreak

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ajonion 03 September 2009 10:17
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Apologies for late reply on this. The developer had intended to produce homework sheets by the end of July. I am chasing to see if they are still going to do them.
Alice
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marijke 26 April 2010 20:00
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just to let you all kow that I have looked at the outbreak case study and compiled a list of all the bits and where they could be used (separately) in the curriculum.

BOWLAND CASE STUDY: OUTBREAK
areas addressed: number, algebra, geometry and measure
 
Activity 1: infection detection.
students already need to know how to use grids and coordinates
 
option 1: L4
- exploring patterns on a grid
- use Coordinates
option 2: L5
- using a protractor to draw bearings
- coordinates
option 3: L6
- using a protractor to draw bearings
- work to a given scale
- coordinates L5
- use Pythagoras’ theorem
 
 
Activities 2: super antidote
Learners are able to calculate simple fractions of quantities
Learners have to know how to find 10, 25 and 50% of a quantity.
 
option 1: L4
- use of simple fractions (1/2, 1/3, ¼, 1/5, 1/10)
- use of percentages that are multiples of 10 or 25
- simple ratios presented in words
- practicing non-calculator methods for these
option 2: L5
- more complex fractions
- percentages that are multiples of 5
- simple ratios using notation
- using simple decimals eg 0.1
- practicing non-calculator methods for these
option 3: L6
- using wider fractions and percentages
- ratios of 3 ingredients
- using decimals such as 0.15
- practicing non-calculator methods for these
HOMEWORK SHEETS ARE AVAILABLE for activity 2
 
 
Activity 3: strategic planning
Learners have to be able to calculate a percentage of a given quantity
Learners have to be able to write percentage calculations as fractions of 100
 
option 1: L4
- completing a spreadsheet (introducing or revising spreadsheets)
option 2: L5
- spreadsheet: students decide which formulas go where
- creating graphs from the spreadsheet
option 3: L6
- spreadsheet: only a few formulae are given
 

Hope this is useful,

Marijke
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ZoeNye 15 July 2010 09:25
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Thank you for the useful summary Marijke.
I'll be trying Outbreak next term with my Year 8 groups.

Does anyone know if there are more details than the CD ones developed?
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ZoeNye 12 March 2012 04:14
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I'm running this with Year 8 this week. Any news on the Homework sheets please?
Did anyone adapt materials for this?

Many thanks,
Zoe
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ajonion 12 March 2012 12:44
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Hi Pixel
We are just finalising some new case studies!
Really pleased to hear that you are going to use Outbreak. It could link well to showing extracts from the recent film 'Contagion'. There are three homework options in the first part of the case study '01 Infection Detection'. For the others, you could ask students to undertake reflection or self assessment for homework, for example, ask them what processes they used, or you could give them some practice on the mathematical content that was used in the lesson.
Hope this helps
Let us know how you get on.
Alice
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ZoeNye 12 March 2012 13:43
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Hi Alice,
I've been using Outbreak for a couple of years, but on reading this thread again I noticed that Homework sheets were pending last year.
Are they online? They aren't on my CD.
Unfortunately Contagion is rated PG13, so I can't use it with Year 8, but we do live in SARs and Swine Flu country in Hong Kong!
I'll look on the Bowland site for the hw sheets.
Thank you,
Pixel
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ajonion 14 March 2012 10:12
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I've a feeling you may not be able to access the website from Hong Kong. Let me know if you have any difficulty and I could put them here on NCETM or maybe email them to you.
Alice 
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