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Combining COVID-19 and Romance in a comedy to illustrate mathematical models

2020.7.7

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Mathematics, the Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, and the General Education Office at HKBU produced an educational comedy <<Spreading Model 123>> as part of the <<MathRomance>> series. The language of the video is Chinese with English subtitles.

Part 1
Part 1:https://bit.ly/3dMfe5L

Part 2
Part 2:https://bit.ly/3eSpAlL

Spreading pregnant rumors” was used as a hooking storyline. Featuring many HKBU people from various departments: Yr-2 student Mr. Kenny Chu and alumnus Ms. Bobo Lam from the Academy of Film. Yr-4 student Ms. Sophia Leung, alumnus Mr. Alex Chan, staff Ms. Silian Wong, Ms. Myrtle Ma from the Department of Mathematics. Many other students and staff from MATHS, CISL and GEO helped as well. The two videos aim to educate the audience (especially our prospective students) on three mathematical models of infectious diseases: Exponential Model, Randomized Exponential Model, and SIR Model.

Moreover, a detailed explanation of the three models and a mini-quiz (in Chinese) were created to help the audience retain the knowledge learned from the videos.

Blog: https://www.mathromance.net/topic/others#blogpost11

Quiz Link: https://quizizz.com/join?gc=5954739