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About the game

In Deadly Distribution, the student takes on the role of regional disease control director for a small nation. A deadly infection is spreading rapidly through the area. The student must gather data about infection rates to decide how to allocate resources and ration limited treatments and vaccines, sending them where they are most needed. Instruction on the central limit theorem and related topics connects with game concepts to help the student ground their understanding of difficult topics.

Deadly Distribution emphasizes the tradeoffs required by statistical sampling. Larger, more accurate samples are more expensive, while smaller samples are cheaper but provide less useful information. Through playing Deadly Distribution, the student will gain a better understanding of the way sample size, variance, and cost interact. Only by balancing these factors and being mindful of the data can the student contain the deadly disease and save the population. 

  • Comprehensive Data Assessment
  • Engaging, Adaptive Instruction
  • 10-12 Graders or Undergraduates
  • Increases Conceptual Understanding of the Central Limit Theorem and Sample Distribution
  • LMS Integration
  • Cross-Platform Learning Tool

Instructor's Resources

The K20 Center supports instructors effectively integrate Deadly Distribution into their classrooms by providing full implementation support, tiered technical support, and a handy Instructor’s Guide that will: 

  • Explain the game play mechanics

  • Give mission overviews
  • Explain learning goals and research behind the game

Download Instructor's Guide

In addition to integration support, the K20 Center’s GamePortal allows Instructors to view each individual student’s progress, time on scenarios as well as success/failure indicators.


Minimum Specifications

Operating System:System Memory:CPU:
Windows® 7/8/10 (64 bit) or MacOS X 10.5 or later 4 GB RAM Intel Dual Core 2.3 GHz to 2.69 GHz or equal
DirectX 9 compatible video card 1024x768 or higher Broadband Internet connection (at least 512 Kbps)
Hard Drive Space:Graphics Card:Graphics Memory
1 GB free Hard disk space Nvidia 8000 Series (recommend NVIDIA 8800 or higher) or equal 512MB or more
Supported Browsers:
Mozilla Firefox & Chrome

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