Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Assassin" - The Escape Game

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Assassin," Charlie is trying to figure out where a killer might strike given that he knows who the victim will be. By analyzing the movements of the would-be victim, Charlie models the decisions that the assassin will make. This is an example of behavioral game theory, where the motives of two players (assassin and victim) are contradictory and the behavior of one player affects the behavior of the other.

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 websites and questions from the Extensions page.