In "Provenance," a famous painting by the artist Camille Pissarro is stolen from a gallery in Los Angeles. Because the painting is well-known, there are a limited number of places it could be shipped.
Students will learn how to create a probability matrix and use it to calculate the most likely hiding places for the painting.
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.