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NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Take Out" - Restaurant Ranking

Published on 05/17/2009

Activity Overview

In "Take Out", a series of restaurant invasions turn deadly. The FBI asks Charlie to help, so he develops a predictive model to try to identify the next restaurant that will be targeted. He says that 'it's a way of investigating a group of things -- in this case, restaurants -- and identifying their shared properties'. In this activity, students will use directed graphs and probabilities to find which restaurant is most likely to be struck next by the criminals.

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.