Mathalicious: Pandemic

How do viruses spread through a population?

From ebola to bird flu, humans are surrounded by deadly viruses.

In this lesson, students use exponential growth and logarithms to model how a virus spreads through a population and evaluate how various factors influence the speed and scope of an outbreak.


Science Topics
Health & Medicine
Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Exponents & Square Roots, Logarithms
High School
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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