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NUMB3RS - Season 1 - "Vector" - Logistics Growth

Activity Overview

In "Vector", an outbreak of a virus prompts Charlie to study a complex epidemic graph representation or Susceptible-Infected-Removed (SIR) model to help trace the origin of the virus. In this activity, students will conduct a simulation of the spread of a disease and analyze the data using a logistics growth model.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page. Download the attached TI-Navigator files for use during the lesson.

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.