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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Better or Worse" - Shifting Cells

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Better or Worse," Charlie uses cellular automata to visualize a repeated message that is being changed each time it is sent. He is looking for patterns so that he can determine what the next coded message will look like.

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.