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1 Activities Links Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza Influenza Vaccination Antibiotic Resistance (AMR) HIV Infection Hot Topics About Infectious Disease The Research Team The Schools Project Motivate This is a permanent record of an exciting project which linked secondary and primary schools with leading researchers from the University of Cambridge in using maths and science to understand how disease spreads through populations. We are grateful to the Wellcome Foundation for funding this project. Disease Dynamics Welcome to the Disease Dynamics pack.

2 WORK AND PLAY: DISEASE SPREAD, SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND DATA COLLECTION IN SCHOOLS This research project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, was a collaboration between a Mathematics Research Team in the Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge, the Motivate Project and UK schools. This project gave students and teachers the opportunity to … extend the curriculum in a real-life context link maths and science participate in genuine research work collaboratively and/or individually on tasks both within the school and with other schools give presentations on their work, and to respond to questions and receive feedback on it Pedagogic Aims of the Motivate Project: to enrich students mathematical/scientific experience and widen their educational horizons to build confidence & a sense of belonging to the mathematical/scientific community to develop creative and critical thinking, and an understanding of maths and science as relevant, living subjects to develop cross-curricular resources for schools to enable students to carry out mathematical/scientific research for themselves

3 Research Focus: School students collected data which was used by the research team for research into disease dynamics. The data forms a significant and valuable data set. Overview of topics considered during this project: The importance of understanding disease spread. The advantages and disadvantages of vaccination. The ethics of data collection Collecting and analysing the data: how to do it What problems might be encountered Overcoming problems Schools part in the research: To gather baseline information about one or two local primary schools by phone or . To go into primary schools to collect questionnaire data. To determine from the data how primary children mix with each other, focusing on interactions both within and between classes. Preliminary analysis of the data. Presentation of findings.


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