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Other

Description:

In this activity, students learn about the body mass index (BMI) formula and how it can be used to determine health risk. The activity is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics. The activity web page contains links to a solution hint, the solution, and to other math questions, such as how the BMI formula can be written to show weight in kilograms and height in centimeters. Students and their families are challenged to use the BMI formula to determine their health risks and to discuss what other factors can be part of determining health risk. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184158186T,Informal Education,Middle School,NSDL,Grade 8,Length,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Weight and mass,Grade 6,Measurement,Mathematics,Physics,Grade 7

Language:

English

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