NUMB3RS Activity: No Place Left to Hide

Learners explore pursuit evasion.  In this secondary mathematics lesson, students investigate the minimum number of searchers, the search number, necessary to trap a fugitive.  The activity encourages learners to find patterns in the properties of graphs that affect the search number.  The lesson extension provides students an opportunity to form a proof of the algorithm for each type of graph. 

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Algebra I
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2007
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