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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Protest" - A Recursion Excursion

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

On one of Charlie's boards in a scene from "Protest" shows the Collatz Conjecture, a problem Charlie is working on in his spare time.
In this activity, students will explore different sequences including ones that converge to a number, diverge to infinity, or oscillate sporadically.

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.