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NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Spree, Part II - Daughters" - Trawling for an Intersection

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will study a problem called the Trawler Problem. This problem involves a fast boat chasing a slow boat until it disappears into a fog bank, at which point the slow boat continues in a straight line in an unknown direction. Students will use parametric equations to model and solve this problem.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.