Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "In Plain Sight" - Follow the Flock

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In the episode "In Plain Sight," Charlie tries to figure out how new variables fit into a "flock." The structure of a criminal network changes shape with a new boss, much like a flock of birds reorganizing behind a new leader. In much of the episode Charlie is trying to figure out how an unknown, unforeseen variable fits into the "flock." By understanding individual behavior as it relates to the "flock," he hopes to understand the operations of a criminal network.

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.