Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Nine Wives" - Lost and Found

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

A young girl escaped from her "husband" and walked through the desert most of the night before collapsing. The FBI wants to reconstruct her path to determine where she was held, but she does not know what direction she walked. Don has some starting coordinates and asks Charlie to narrow the search area. He calculates the maximum distance she could have traveled in the night to estimate her starting location.
Students will simulate possible walks to narrow down the search area.

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.