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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "The O.G." - It's All Connected

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In "The OG," the FBI is investigating a series of gang killings. Don Eppes suspects that these killings are more than random acts of retaliation, so he asks for Charlie's assistance. Based on information about how the gang members are connected to each other, Charlie decides to create a mathematical network to model how information travels in the gang. From this model, he hopes to determine who may be the next victim and which gang member might be assisting the killers.

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.