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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Rampage" - I...It...Itera...Iteration

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Rampage," a suspect enters the FBI Bullpen and moves about, apparently shooting people at random. Charlie examines a diagram of the killer's path through the Bullpen and suggests it might resemble Brownian motion.
In this activity, students first model this motion with ten iterations by hand and then use a program on the TI-84 Plus.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher page.
Download the following programs to use in conjunction with this lesson.

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.