Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Killer Chat" - The Perfect House

Published on 12/08/2006

Activity Overview

The FBI found three bodies in different unoccupied houses, all for sale. Because the victims are completely unrelated, Charlie decides that profiling the houses might reveal a distinct pattern to find out where the killer will strike next. By using a Multi-Attribute Compositional Model, the houses can be analyzed by the characteristics of the house. In this activity, students will use a Multi-Attribute Compositional Model and utility scores to find which characteristics are most valued.

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.