In "Soft Target," Alan is considering how to arrange people in seats at a wedding. Charlie points out that although there are many possibilities for seating arrangements, you reduce those possibilities if you decide who needs to sit next to whom.
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.