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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Malaria Clock

Categories: Development and Health
Last year, I did an exercise with my Higher class to show the speed of spread of diseases. We used AIDS as the example, but this year, I have chanced upon The Malaria Clock . Now, I'm no mathematician, but at a a quick glance, if the figures are accurate, it would seem that every 10 seconds leads to 100 new cases, and in the space of a period, roughly 270 people will have died from the disease. I'm going to try to incorporate a similar activity to last year into the lesson using the malaria figures, as it worked quite well.
Before this, we'll have to finish NIC's (most of the work completed yesterday), and Development variations within a country, again relying on last years lesson plans.


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