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Title: Making Money and Spreading the Flu! Using Real-Life Models to Understand Properties of Exponential Growth Brief Overview: Students will use ...
Modeling the Spread of Flu at a High School
1. Mike is sick with the flu but he still comes to school on Monday. He arrives at 8am and by 9am (Hour 1), Mike has already infected two of his friends, Jose and Lisa. By 10am (Hour 2), Jose has infected two of his friends, Bill and Ted, and Lisa has infected two of her friends, Jenny and Kiara.
(a) If each person with the flu infects two other people in each hour, how many students are infected by 3pm (Hour 7)? Complete the Table and graph the points in the grid below