Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Soft Target" - Are You Sure?

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Soft Target," Charlie uses Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA), a multiple regression method, to predict the next terrorist attack. This method, like many others used to predict events, may use a tree diagram to visualize possibilities. The use of tree diagrams is seen in probability.

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.