Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Democracy" - I Never Metadata I Didn't Like

Published on 05/17/2009

Activity Overview

In "Democracy", Charlie investigates the death of a friend. He finds columns of numbers on her computer, and because they are not labeled, he does not know what they mean. He explains, "Numbers tend to come in groups 'it's called metadata' information about data". In this activity, students will analyze sets of data and try to identify a reasonable meaning for each of them.

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.