Statistical guide to preservation of Respiratory health

Mariam Mahgoub, Math, Garinger High

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


This unit is designed to grant students the necessary skills to access datasets in different formats, as well as using various forms of data assessment such as mean, median, standard deviation, and outliers to construct conclusions based on what the data is depicting. For this unit, I plan on integrating the conversation of health, and how statistical analysis can be used as a resource to examine the role social determinants play in the development of health disparities. Specifically, students will be assessing the prevalence of algae blooms amongst the Western, Eastern, and Piedmont regions of North Carolina, and how socioeconomic status, race, age, and region play a role in the development of asthma attacks. Not only will students understand the application of statistical analysis, but most importantly, the social implications of what the data represents and how this relates to students at the individual level.