HIV Cases in South Africa Reflection
1. Please provide a detailed summary describing the artifact and its purpose.
The artifact’s purpose was to use polynomials to predict HIV cases on a country that we chose. After using polynomials on Excel to make a prediction we had to make suggestions on how to reduce HIV cases in South Africa. Using a graph that we made on Excel, which was based on equation that we made, we predicted the rise of HIV cases for the next 20 years. After finishing the two graphs, one predicting the next 5 years the other the next 20, we inserted them into a word document were we described the graph. In the document we also wrote what equation we used and why we the thought the numbers were rising. Then in the word document, we wrote what could be done to prevent it. Also on the document we answered the question if the graph made sense.
2.Identify and list the GLPOs that were satisfied in completing this artifact. In addition, please explain how these GLPOs were met specifically referring to the examples or evidence from the artifact.
We satisfied three GLPO’s in completing this artifact. In completing this artifact we communicated ideas. We communicated ideas by collaborating, and sharing ideas with people with the use of a graph. We also recognized the perspective of a Public Policy Analyst. A person who like in our project makes prediction and solutions to a country’s problem, in our case it was HIV. In completing this artifact we investigated the world. We investigated the world by developing a prediction based on a graph we made, out of statistics given to us.
3.What skills and concepts were learned in completing this artifact and how will they affect your future?
Throughout the process of completing the artifact I learned many things. I learned to do many things on Excel. I learned how to make an equation out of a table. Then I learned how to make a graph out of the equation on Excel. I also learned how graphs could help you predict the spread of diseases. I learned that the use of education and condoms could help reduce and prevent HIV case. The lack of the two make South Africa the highest reported HIV cases in the world.
4.What might you do differently if you were able to recreate the final product?
If I could go back I would make the graph more decorative. I would also double check the equation and graph to make sure we had everything correct. The process of completing this artifact has positively affected my future by making me aware of the risks of HIV. It has also educated me on how to prevent getting HIV. I would finish the project early and show it to the teacher to double check that everything is there. I would also do the extra credit by turning it in early and answering the extra five questions she gave us. I would also compare our answers to other teams to check them.