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NUMB3RS – SEASON 1

"MAN HUNT"
airdate:
May 13, 2005
episode #: 113
 The Great Escape
topic: Dynamic Parametric Equations
 Stick or Switch
topic: The "Monty Hall" or Three Door Problem

"SACRIFICE"
airdate:
April 29, 2005
episode #: 111
 Phreak Out!
topic: Van Eck Phreaking
 Sabermetrics
topic: Linear Modeling

"DIRTY BOMB"
airdate:
April 22, 2005
episode #: 110
 A Matter of Half-Life and Death
topic: Exponential Decay

"SNIPER ZERO"
airdate:
April 15, 2005
episode #: 109
 Exponential Modeling
topic: Exponential Modeling

"IDENTITY CRISIS"
airdate:
April 1, 2005
episode #: 108
 Growing Geometrically
topic: Geometric Sequences and Series
 Exponential Growth
topic: Exponential Growth
"COUNTERFEIT REALITY"
airdate:
March 11, 2005
episode #: 107
 Let's Add Some Trig
topic: Operations with Trigonometric Furnctions
 Changing Sines
topic: Introduction to Trigonometric Graphs

"SABOTAGE"
airdate:
February 25, 2005
episode #: 106
 It All Started With a Pair of Rabbits
topic: Fibonacci Numbers
 Breaking the Code
topic: Cryptography

"PRIME SUSPECT"
airdate:
February 18, 2005
episode #: 105
 Prime Time
topic: Prime Numbers

"STRUCTURAL CORRUPTION"
airdate:
February 11, 2005
episode #: 104
 Fours and Sevens, Oh My!
topic: Using Histograms To Analyze Data
 Exploring Parabolas
topic: Parabolas

"VECTOR"
airdate:
February 4, 2005
episode #: 103
 Logistics Growth
topic: Logistics Growth
 SIR Models
topic: Related Rates and Using Formulas
"UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE"
airdate:
January 28, 2005
episode #: 102
 Checksum
topic: Checksum Algorithms

"PILOT"
airdate:
January 23, 2005
episode #: 101
 The Center of it All
topic: Circles
NUMB3RS – SEASON 2

"HOT SHOT"
airdate:
May 19, 2006
episode #: 224-37
 Sinks & Sources
topic: Directed Graphs
 A Stab in the Dark
topic: Histograms, Relative Frequency and Probability
 Parabolic Food Flight
topic: Parabolas and Curve Fitting
 Clearing All Obstacles
topic: Parabolic Equations

"UNDERCURRENTS"
airdate:
May 12, 2006
episode #: 223-36
 Where's the Source?
topic: Vector Fields
 Numb3rs of the I Ching
topic: Counting, Symbolism and Encoding
 Narrowing the Search
topic: Length of an N-Dimensional Vector
 Riding the Waves
topic: Vector Fields

"BACKSCATTER"
airdate:
May 5, 2006
episode #: 222-35
 What Are You Implying?
topic: Explicit and Implicit Functions
 Chains and Pyramids
topic: Geometric Progressions and Exponential Growth
 Creating Codes
topic: Codes
 The Graph Tells The Story
topic: Interpreting Graphs
"RAMPAGE"
airdate:
April 28, 2006
episode #: 221-34
 Circling Around
topic: Venn Diagrams, Intersecting Circles and Intersecting Spheres
 Tesseract
topic: Tesseracts and Hypercubes
 I...It...Itera...Iteration
topic: Iterative Processes

"GUNS AND ROSES"


airdate:
April 21, 2006
episode #: 220-33
 Seeing in the Dark
topic: Using Sound Waves to Measure Distance
 Bat Sonar
topic: Echolocation in Bats
 Settling the Score
topic: Multiple-Scale Scoring Systems
 DNA Sequence Alignment
topic: Biomathematics - DNA Sequence Alignment

"ALL'S FAIR"
airdate:
March 31, 2006
episode #: 218-31
 Sudoku Puzzles
topic: Sudoku Puzzles
 Logging Witnesses
topic: Probability and Logistic Regression
 Guess My Type or Lose
topic: Game Theory With Unknown Types
"MIND GAMES"
airdate:
March 10, 2006
episode #: 217-30
 Right or Wrong
topic: The Binomial Theorem
 Walkabout
topic: Random Walks & pi
 Thumbs Up!
topic: Using Simluations to Understand Variability

"PROTEST"
airdate:
March 3, 2006
episode #: 216-29
 A Party of Six
topic: Graph Theory and Ramsey Numbers
 A Recursion Excursion
topic: Sequences Defined Recursively

"SOFT TARGET"
airdate:
February 24, 2006 (original airdate: November 4, 2005)
episode #: 206-19
 Percolation Theory
topic: Percolation Theory

"CONVERGENCE"
airdate:
February 17, 2006 (original airdate: November 11, 2005)
episode #: 207-20
 Two-Dimensional Trilateration
topic: Locating GPS Receivers

"OBSESSION"
airdate:
February 10, 2006
(original airdate: October 7, 2005)
episode #: 204-17
 The Art Gallery Problem
topic: Securing Art Galleries
"THE RUNNING MAN"
airdate:
February 3, 2006
episode #: 215-28
 An Irrational Approach to Music
topic: Simple Continued Fractions
 We're Number 1!
topic: Benford's Law
 The Eyes Have It
topic: Probability

"HARVEST"
airdate:
January 27, 2006
episode #: 214-27
 Markov Chain Links
topic: Markov Chains
 Getting In Focus
topic: Ellipses
 Waxing Elliptical
topic: Ellipses
 Meltdown
topic: Direct Variation With the Square

"DOUBLE DOWN"
airdate:
January 13, 2006
episode #: 213-26
 Perfect Out-Shuffles
topic: Card Shuffling
 A Bit of Basic Blackjack
topic: Probability Involving Sampling Without Replacement and Dependent Trials
 How Much Can They Win?
topic: Time Series Analysis
 That's So Random
topic: Randomization
"THE O.G."
airdate:
January 6, 2006
episode #: 212-25
 Is it Really Rare?
topic: Poisson Distribution
 It's All Connected
topic: Social Network Analysis

"SCORCHED"
airdate:
December 16, 2005
episode #: 211-24
 Making "Fireprints"
topic: Modeling the Spread of Fire
 The Power of Powers
topic: Counting Techniques
 Mapping Fireprints
topic: 3-Dimensional Graphing

"BONES OF CONTENTION"
airdate:
December 9, 2005
episode #: 210-23
 How to Get a Date
topic: Exponential Decay
 Location! Location! Location!
topic: Voronoi Diagrams

"TOXIN"
airdate:
December 9, 2005
episode #: 209-22
 Message of the Bottle
topic: Code Breaking
 How Hard Can It Be?
topic: Entropy
 The Koenigsberg Bridge Problem
topic: Graph Theory
 Slippery Paths
topic: Steiner Paths and Trees
"IN PLAIN SIGHT"
airdate:
November 18, 2005
episode #: 208-21
 Follow the Flock
topic: Introduction to Flock Behavior
 Now You See It, Now You Don't
topic: Steganography
 Error Correction
topic: Matrices: Error Correction Codes

"CONVERGENCE"
airdate:
November 11, 2005
episode #: 207-20
 1+1=2
topic: A Little Group Theory
 The Dating Game
topic: Algorithms for Calculating Dates
 Air Hockey
topic: Matrices: Meaning and Operations
 Where is the Bullet?
topic: Projectile Motion

"SOFT TARGET"
airdate:
November 4, 2005
episode #: 206-19
 Is This Seat Taken?
topic: The Math of Arranging Objects
 Escape
topic: Percolation Theory
 Are You Sure?
topic: Mathematical Prediction
"ASSASSIN"
airdate:
October 21, 2005
episode #: 201
 The Escape Game
topic: Game Theory
 Code Crackers
topic: Simple Codes
 Experimenting With Paper Airplanes
topic: Experimenting With Paper Airplanes

"CALCULATED RISK"
airdate:
October 14, 2005
episode #: 205-18
 How Reliable is the Test?
topic: Conditional Probability Trees
 A Mathematics Sampler
topic: Conditional Probability: Sampling Without Replacement
 Financial Futures
topic: Compounding Interest

"OBSESSION"
airdate:
October 7, 2005
episode #: 204-17
 Telling Time With the Sun
topic: Uses of Trigonometry
 Guarding the Goods I
topic: The Art Gallery Problem
 Guarding the Goods II
topic: Securing Art Galleries

"BETTER OR WORSE"
airdate:
September 30, 2005
episode #: 203
 Creating "Random" Numbers
topic: Pseudo-Random Numbers
 Shifting Cells
topic: Finding Patterns Using Cellular Automata
"JUDGEMENT DAY"
airdate:
September 23, 2005
episode #: 202
 Filtering Suspects
topic: Conditional Probability Leading to Bayesian Filtering
 How Tall is the Criminal?
topic: Scatterplots
NUMB3RS – SEASON 3

"THE JANUS LIST"


airdate:
May 18, 2007
episode #: 324
 Straddling Checkerboard*
topic: Ciphers, Discrete Mathematics
 Pile It On*
topic: Exponential Functions
 Pack It In*
topic: Discrete Mathematics

"MONEY FOR NOTHING"


airdate:
May 11, 2007
episode #: 323
 Driving With Dijkstra*
topic: Graph Theory
 Truth or Dare*
topic: Logic Riddles
 Velocity of Circulation*
topic: Economics, Simulation, Using Formulas

"UNDER PRESSURE"
airdate:
May 4, 2007
episode #: 322
 Close Encounters*
topic: Social Networks, Mean
 Seeing Everyone*
topic: Visible Lattice Points

"THE ART OF RECKONING"


airdate:
April 27, 2007
episode #: 321
 No Place Left to Hide*
topic: Pursuit Evasion, Families of Graphs, and Proof
 Spies Like Us*
topic: Probability Game
 To C or Not to C*
topic: Game Theory - The Prisoner's Dilemma
"BURN RATE"
airdate:
April 6, 2007
episode #: 320
 Energy*
topic: Solving Equations
more activities on this Topic:
 Radicals
 Solve Square Root Equation
 Regular Polygon Centroids*
topic: Geometry, Points of Concurency
more activities on this Topic:
 Centroid and Orthocenter
 Does your Euler Line “Wiggle”?
 Centers of a Triangle
 Exploring the Centroid of a Triangle
 Irregular Polygon Centroids*
topic: Geometry, Points of Concurency
 Random Thoughts
topic: Probability
more activities on this Topic:
 NUMB3RS – Season 1 - “Structural Corruption” – Fours and Sevens, Oh My!
 NUMB3RS – Season 3 – “Traffic” – What is Random
 A "Normal" Explosion*
topic: Calculus Derivatives
more activities on this Topic:
 NUMB3RS – Season 3 - “Spree, Part II – Daughters” – Galton Board
 NUMB3RS – Season 3 – “Hardball” – Implicit Orbits

"PANDORA’S BOX"
airdate:
March 30, 2007
episode #: 319
 Fresh Air and Parabolas*
topic: Parametric Equations, Parametric Functions, Quadratic Equations
 Thinking Backward*
topic: Inverse Problems, Discrete Math
"DEMOCRACY"
airdate:
March 9, 2007
episode #: 318
 All Shook Up*
topic: An Elementary Introduction to Inductive Reasoning
 Shaken, Not Stirred*
topic: Application Of Inductive Reasoning In Problem Solving
 I Never Metadata I Didn’t Like*
topic: Pattern Analysis and Recognition
 No Desk Left Behind*
topic: Probability and Simulation

"ONE HOUR"
airdate:
February 23, 2007
episode #: 317
 Have Your Cake And Eat It Too*
topic: Discrete Mathematics / Fair Division
 The Labyrinth*
topic: Logic Mazes
 Turing Origami*
topic: Computer Science, Logic

"CONTENDERS"
airdate:
February 16, 2007
episode #: 316
 Choosing Contenders*
topic: Weighted Averages, Z-scores
 Dialing Ben*
topic: Scatterplots, Least-squares Regression and Residuals
"END OF WATCH"
airdate:
February 9, 2007
episode #: 315
 Angling for Distance*
topic: Maximizing the Distance Traveled by a Projectile
 Ants Go Marching*
topic: Ant Colony Optimization
 Candy Pieces*
topic: Chi-square Test for Goodness-of-fit
 Critical Maths*
topic: Critical Path Analysis (CPA)

"TAKE OUT"
airdate:
February 2, 2007
episode #: 314
 No Fly Zone*
topic: Geometry and Probability
 Outliers*
topic: Statistics and Outliers
 Restaurant Ranking*
topic: Probability and Directed Graphs

"FINDERS KEEPERS"
airdate:
January 12, 2007
episode #: 313
 Barging In*
topic: Rates, Direct and Inverse Variation, Algebra
 The Leaf Drops*
topic: Experimental Probability, Histograms
 Where’s Cheetah?*
topic: Simulation, Cylindrical Coordinates
"NINE WIVES"
airdate:
January 5, 2007
episode #: 312
 Lost And Found*
topic: Modeling a Lost Person’s Path
 All In The Family*
topic: Genetic Probabilities
 A Breed Apart*
topic: Inbreeding Coefficients

"KILLER CHAT"
airdate:
December 15, 2006
episode #: 311
 Onion Peeler*
topic: Computer Science
 The Perfect House*
topic: Marketing (Conjoint Analysis)
 Stylometry*
topic: Box-and-Whisker Plots

"BRUTUS"
airdate:
November 24, 2006
episode #: 310
 Dial the Phone*
topic: Triangular Numbers, Networks
 The Crowded Ballroom*
topic: Area, Perimeter, Percentages
 The Orchard Problem*
topic: Lattice Points in the Coordinate Plane
"WASTE NOT"
airdate:
November 17, 2006
episode #: 309
 Risky Business - NEW! (added for April 20 repeat)*
topic: Odds Ratios and Risk Ratios
 Different or Not*
topic: Two-Proportion Z-test
 Sharpshooter*
topic: Geometric Probability
 A Group of Symmetries*
topic: Symmetries of an Equilateral Triangle

"HARDBALL"
airdate:
November 10, 2006
episode #: 308
 Less is More - NEW! (added for April 13 repeat)
topic: Least Squares Regression
 The Pythagorean Expectation*
topic: Algebra and Sabermetrics
 Is It For Real?*
topic: Data Analysis
 Implicit Orbits*
topic: Implicit Differentiation

"BLACKOUT"
airdate:
November 3, 2006
episode #: 307
 Maintaining Balance*
topic: Center of Mass, Harmonic Series
 Navigating Networks*
topic: Networks, Directed Weighted Graphs
"LONGSHOT"
airdate:
October 27, 2006
episode #: 306
 Expected Value*
topic: Geometric Probability, Expected Value
more activities on this Topic:
 TI: Expected Value of a Random Variable
 NUMB3RS – Season 3 - “Take Out”” – No Fly Zone
 Exploring Geometric Probability using TI Navigator
 Fun With P(Geo), Part 2
 Harmonizing Means*
topic: Harmonic Mean
 The Odds-On Favorite*
topic: Probability, Odds, and Odds Ratios
 Not So Great Expectations*
topic: Probability and Expected Values

"TRAFFIC"
airdate:
October 20, 2006
episode #: 303
 What is Random?- NEW! (added for December 8 repeat)*
topic: Random Numbers
 Birthday Surprise*
topic: Probability Using Complementary Events
 To Pythagoras and Beyond*
topic: Extending the Pythagorean Theorem
 Pythagorean Triples*
topic: The Pythagorean Theorem
 Up to Speed*
topic: Elementary Traffic Flow Models
"THE MOLE"
airdate:
October 13, 2006
episode #: 305
 Branch and Bound*
topic: Linear Programming
 Coded Messages*
topic: Inverse Matrices
 Cycloid I*
topic: Geometry and Algebra
 Cycloid II*
topic: Pre-Calculus and Calculus

"PROVENANCE"
airdate:
October 6, 2006
episode #: 304
 Matrix Operations - NEW! (added for December 1 repeat)*
topic: Matrix Operations
 Checkbook (Mis)Calculations*
topic: Algebraic Expressions, Linear Diophantine Equations
 Set the Trap*
topic: Probability Matrices
 Magnetism*
topic: Data Collection, Modeling

"SPREE, PART II - TWO DAUGHTERS"


airdate:
September 29, 2006
episode #: 302
 Social Security Numbers- NEW! (added for January 26 repeat)*
topic: Combinatorics
 Galton Board*
topic: Probability
 Spiraling Out*
topic: Polar Spirals
 Tic-Tac-Toe*
topic: Game Theory
 Trawling for an Intersection*
topic: Parametric Equations
"SPREE"
airdate:
September 22, 2006
episode #: 301
 A Pursuit Curve Problem- NEW! (added for January 19 repeat)*
topic: Data collection, Graphs, Distance Formula
 The Missing City*
topic: Logical Reasoning
 Traveling on Good Circles*
topic: Geodesics On a Sphere
 The Chase*
topic: Introduction to Pursuit Curves
 The Four Bug Problem: Step On No Pets*
topic: Data Collection, Graphs, Distance Between Two Points, Equation of a Curve