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NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "The Art of Reckoning" - No Place Left to Hide

Activity Overview

In "The Art of Reckoning", Don suspects that a confession he has received may be a ruse to allow a prison break. Charlie relates this to a spy trying to invade enemy lines. While he can determine the probability that enemy lines are breached, a method called 'pursuit evasion' can be used to determine exactly what resources are necessary to guarantee that enemy lines are impenetrable. In this activity, students will use vertex-edge graphs to study pursuit evasion.

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.