Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Soft Target" - Escape

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Soft Target," Charlie uses Percolation Theory to speculate how a criminal got past the security checkpoints by examining how a subject navigates through a grid. This exercise attempts to show that patterns of random movement might occur with minimal assumptions about a subject's ability to navigate through the grid.

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.