Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Provenance" - Set the Trap

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

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.