Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Convergence" - Where is the Bullet?

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Convergence," FBI Agents Colby and David are trying to locate a bullet that was fired as a warning shot in front of two carjack victims. They turn to Charlie for advice about where to look for the bullet. Charlie uses parametric equations and a TI-84 Plus to simulate the trajectory of the bullet. After taking all of the factors into account, Colby and David are able to locate the missing bullet.

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.