Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Undercurrents" - Narrowing the Search

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Undercurrents," Charlie examines the algorithm used to flag dangerous containers entering the country through the Port of Los Angeles. The flagged containers are then subject to more intense inspection. Because the actual search criteria are not made public, this activity looks at a fictional algorithm similar to the type that could be used.

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.