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Healthy Mathematics


Manishkumar Raval

Manishkumar Raval, Mathematics
North High School, Wichita, Kansas

How can we use data to promote health in our community?

This unit will help students connect their health with mathematics, by organizing and analyzing health data. Using mathematics and statistics in a more applicable approach, they can be more interested in learning mathematics and taking care of their health, making their school a healthy mathematics’ community.

Main Objectives

  • Organize, analyze and effectively represent data available/collected from county health website/health survey of the community to reflect their understanding of healthy mathematics in everyday life.
  • Create a survey to collect information regarding the health status of their family and friends.
  • To compare the data collected by the students with the Sedgwick County Health Department data.
  • Use statistics in order to organize and analyze their data in effective ways, using diverse graphs to represent their findings.

Unit Lesson Plan

Unit Overview

Lesson 1: Data Collection (Entry Event)

This lesson contains the entry event for the unit and the project. Students will learn to collect data using various methods such as SurveyMonkey, paper survey and other methods.

Students will be able to:

  • Create a survey to collect the data
  • Collect data

Lesson 1 Resources

  • SurveyMonkey
  • Google forms
  • Paper based survey

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Lesson 2: Organizing Data

In this lesson students will learn to organize the data collected using appropriate data visualizations such as Tables, Graphs and Diagram.

Students will be able to:

  • Use a variety of data visualization tools to organize, collected data such as Table, Pie Chart, Bar Graphs, etc.

Lesson 2 Resources

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Lesson 3: Analyze your data

In this lesson students will learn to connect statistics to health science.

Students will:

  • Understand the use of Mathematical/Statistical skills
  • Be able to apply those Mathematical/Statistical skills

Lesson 3 Resources

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University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160