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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Judgement Day" - How Tall is the Criminal?

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Two-dimensional scatterplots are often used to compare two sets of data and to see whether there is any relationship, or correlation, between the data.
In "Judgment Day," Charlie shows FBI agents a scatterplot of data from their case files in order to quickly see which cases are relevant to their current investigation and which are not. By looking at where and how the data is spread on the graph, Charlie may find a rule or pattern that describes this cluster of data.

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.