Real-Life Math | Nurse

Quick, nurse, grab a calculator! A role-playing activity has groups measure vitals, such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight, etc. After viewing a video on how nurses use math in the workplace, scholars apply knowledge of rates and ratios to calculate medication dosages.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Visit a hospital to see nurses use math in everyday tasks
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires a variety of materials; see the resource for complete list
  • Pupils should be familiar with ratios and rates
Pros

  • Provides an activity extension to consider
  • Includes printable worksheets and handouts for each part of the activity
Cons

  • None