By Bill Skerbitz

Mathematics, Wayzata High School, Plymouth MN USA

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Students employ randomization in order to create a simulation of the spread of a viral disease in a population (the classroom).  Students then use qualitative analysis of the expected behavior of the virus to devise a logistic differential equation.  Finally, students solve the differential equation and compare the solution to the results of the simulation.  The entire class participates in this in-class activity and discussion.

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  • Bill Skerbitz (2019), "1-084-S-GoingViral," https://simiode.org/resources/6382.

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