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 noncalculator 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 noncalculator methods for these
option 3: L6
 using wider fractions and percentages
 ratios of 3 ingredients
 using decimals such as 0.15
 practicing noncalculator 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
