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TitleUsing inclusion-exclusion to understand COVID reinfection
Assumed knowledgeStudents are expected to have basic knowledge of combinatorics; basics of counting, permutations and combinations.
ActivitiesStudents will read an NPR article discussing the reinfection rate of COVID-19, and then they will create a combinatorial model.
Class time30-45 minutes
"The future of the pandemic is looking clearer as we learn more about infection". NPR. 2022-02-07.
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1. Reading: Students will be reading the article The future of the pandemic is looking clearer as we learn more about infection before the class meeting.

2. Discussion:Students will be discussing the stated opinions and will be asked to point out the mathematical evidence to support those opinions in the article.

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