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Flu Survey Results - Flu got you missing school?

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ZOOMers who took part in the ZOOMflu survey missed a total of 20,920 days of school because of the flu! That's over 57 years or 29,959,200 minutes or 1,797,552,000 seconds of missed school!

That's a lot of missed school, but the average ZOOMer missed just 4 days of school when they had the flu. So, not everybody missed the same amount, right? How many days of school do you think the most ZOOMers missed? Or the least? Use our Flu got you missing school? graph to get the answers.

graph correlating the number of days missed because of the flu to the number of kids

Number of ZOOMers Missing School
1 day: 1264 9 days: 55 17 days: 12
2 days: 1457 10 days: 133 18 days: 8
3 days: 1108 11 days: 30 19 days: 13
4 days: 534 12 days: 25 20 days: 17
5 days: 548 13 days: 22 21 days: 11
6 days: 159 14 days: 40 22 days: 10
7 days: 190 15 days: 25 23 days: 4
8 days: 70 16 days: 13 24 days: 14


1. Here's how to graph the data. Print this page so that you can draw on the graph.

2. Start by plotting each data point. How many kids reported missing one day? 1264, right? Find the number 1 on the "Number of School Days Missed Because of the Flu" line. Hold that spot with your finger or a pencil. From that point, start moving up the "Number of Kids" line until you think you are even with 1264. Put a big dot in the spot. That's your first data point. Do this for every number.

3. What do you see? How many days did the most ZOOMers report missing? How many days did the least number of ZOOMers report missing? Is there a pattern in the data? What does it look like? Does anything surprise you about it? Where would you fall on the graph? How about your friends and family?

Some of your results:

Janice, age 10 of CA wrote:
When I get the flu I only get sick for one day!

Brittany, age 11 of CA wrote:
I have pink eye what do I do?

Ania, age 8 of NJ wrote:
I got the flu in December.

Mykeisha wrote:
One day I was sick and my mom said that u gotta go to school but I thought I had strep thought and we went to the hospital to see and come to find out I had the flu and I had miss school and I wasnt happy becase we were gone to have parties because holiday break was coming up and some people birthdays was coming up thew that break and I had missed those parties and I was mad but owell at least I tried thank you.

Molly, age 8 wrote:
I live in NY. I got the flu for 8 days. I missed 5 and a half days of school.

Chelsea, age 9 of KS wrote:
I have missed 4 days of school.

Jezzie, age 8 of LA wrote:
I never had the flu isn't that weird?

Shana, age 12 of CT wrote:
I missed 10 days of school because of the flu and I live in ct I missed the school days in november and december.

Chelsea, age 11 wrote:
The flu has got me in its hands all day. I am sneezzing it is crazy.

Ashley, age 11 of FL wrote:
I get sick in March, EVERY YEAR!

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