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The Hermit's Epidemic (MSTE)

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Author:Jay Hill; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Description: A project that tracks the spread of a disease on a desert island populated by hermits, using the Internet and other student activities to explore the concept of expected value: How many hermits do we expect to get the disease? A model using dice and an analytical solution are suggested.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Probability, Statistics

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