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Viral Contagion Maths

Viral Contagion Maths

Service Pack: Core Service

Subject: Mathematics

Exploring the real world maths that could occur as a result of an outbreak of a biological virus in an urban area.

Viral Contagion looks at the real world maths that could occur as a result of an outbreak of a biological virus in an urban area.

Dramatized news reports describe the impact of the virus outbreak across South London, challenging students to consider the maths behind such scenarios.

This resource offers a collection of 4 discrete, differentiated lessons that provide an engaging and challenging focus for Key Stage 3 and 4 maths students.

This unique learning resource features

  • High quality dramatized video scenarios
  • SCORM compliant resources to integrate into any learning platform system
  • Downloadable Fronter room
  • Computer models
  • Interactive whiteboard resources
  • Full teacher guidance and support

A downloadable Fronter room provides an additional layer of interaction with the resource, offering auto-marking SCORM resources.

The Making of Viral Contagion

A video showing the different stages of how the resource was created offers an insight into the different challenges involved in creating the fictitious outbreak.


  • This resource features a fictitious portrayal of events that could occur if a biological outbreak occurred in South London.
  • The resource seeks to explore the Maths, rather than the science of such an outbreak. It should be used in the context of the Maths curriculum rather than any basis for the study of the outbreak of disease within a scientific or geographical context.

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