These teaching resources have the primary aim of showing how maths can be used to understand epidemics, social interactions and vaccination.
This short activity encourages students to consider how diseases spread exponentially in an unvaccinated population.
This short activity explores how $R_0$, the reproduction number, affects the spread of disease in an unvaccinated population.
This activity encourages students to consider the effect of vaccination on the spread of a disease.
This activity encourages students to consider ethical questions relating to disease outbreaks, and to explore the difficulties of combatting infectious diseases.
This activity introduces students to networks, and enourages them to consider these in the context of social networks and diseases.
This activity encourages students to consider different ways of interpreting data about networks, and what this means in the context of disease.
This short activity encourages students to consider the risks associated with insecure data collection, including how identities can be reconstructed from partial data.
This short activity encourages students to consider a surprising result about the average number of friends that people have.