Agent Reeves thinks children near a collapsed playground are exhibiting an unusually high incidence of ailments. Amita is using a spreadsheet to work 'with odds ratios to conduct an analysis of childhood cancers, birth defects, and neurological deficits related to a potentially toxic material.' The spreadsheet contains odds, log odds, and log-odds ratios.
Students will understand the meaning and use of each of these measures, in addition to another measure called a risk ratio.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.
During the Activity
Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.
After the Activity
Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions Page.