Health Calculator

How healthy are you? Sometimes this can be a hard question to answer precisely. We can compare ourselves to what we see on TV or how well our clothes fit… but does that help us determine how healthy we really are? This quarter, our high school Algebra 2 class explored this topic and used algebra to work a solution! We posed the question: How can we more accurately evaluate our physical health? In an attempt to answer it, we discovered the healthy ranges for the most important health factors and consulted with experts to find out how we measure our health and interpret the results. Then they created equations that could be used to evaluate an individual’s health based on common guidelines. Using what they learned, the students created their own individual “health calculators” that would evaluate more than just how well our clothes fit. Finally, we compiled the best features into one!  Here’s the final health calculator for you to try out!