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The Economics of Health: How do we decide?

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

A multi-modal resource pack for exploring the mathematics of health care

This resource pack features video clips, presentations, worksheets and teacher notes designed to help students understand the financial and other constraints surrounding health care systems.

Students are given scenarios to consider which medications to provide, how to maximise survival rates within their budget, and how to use statistics to make a decision.

Students use probability, graphs, percentages and modelling in their decision making process.

This task is an in-depth look at how mathematics is used in our healthcare system and how mathematics is used in everyday decision making.

Stage: Level 9 to 10

This resource supports:

Proficiency

  • Problem solving
  • Fluency

HITS

  • Structuring Lessons

Cross-curricular

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Economics and Business

Audience

  • Teachers

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Teach
  • Assess

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Reflective Prompt

Do you offer enough opportunities for proportional reasoning in your teaching activities?

Explain.

Reflective Prompt

Do you offer enough opportunities for proportional reasoning in your teaching activities?

Explain.

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children and young people’s problem solving?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children and young people’s problem solving?

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.