# Fun with Numb3rs:

## This is an archive of past activity.

## A Face-to-face Activity of UC Numb3rs Learning Community

## Watch TV show Numb3rs and informally chat maths in the real-world.

**LOGISTICS.**- TIME:
- Educational viewing: 1600-1650 hours
- Maths/Stats discussion: 1650-1800 hours

- PLACE: 031 Erskine Building
- PERIODICITY: Weekly
- The UC Numb3rs Learning Community is organized by MathSoc and synchronised with the free Community Education Course: Using Numb3rs to Make Sense of Math coordinated by Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez and Raazesh Sainudiin.

- TIME:
**NUMB3RS Home-fun-work and Activities for:****101: Pilot**Friday, May 22, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin - Charlie's Heat Map was reproduced by a least square analysis with Carl Scarrott).**104: Uncertainty Principle**Friday, May 29, 2009 (Conductor: Carl Scarrott - on the difference between points spread uniformly at random and those spread to mutually exclude one another at random. Richard Penny of Statistics New Zealand wrote about Interviewer Effect).**103: Vector**Friday, June 5, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin - discussion among postgraduates led to a minimum spanning tree as a parsimonious estimate of the viral spread of an interacting particle system model. See Durrett2007 Ch 4,5).**102: Sabotage**Friday, June 12, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**105: Structural Corruption**Friday, June 19, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**106: Prime Suspect**Friday, June 26, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**107: Counterfeit Reality**Friday, July 03, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**108: Identity Crisis**Friday, July 10, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**109: Sniper Zero**Friday, July 17, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**110: Dirty Bomb**Friday, July 24, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**111: Sacrifice**Friday, July 31, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**112: Noisy Edge**Friday, August 7, 2009 (Conductors: Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez and Raazesh Sainudiin - typos in least-sqare equations found in Cornell mirror of 112).**113: Manhunt**Friday, August 14, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin - lunchpackage won for Activity 2 of 112 by Heyang Li).**201: Judgement Call**Friday, August 21, 2009 (Conductor: Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez).-------Southern Spring Break-------

**202: Better or Worse**Friday, September 11, 2009 with pizzas at 1700 hours funded by an external grant from NZ Ministry of Tourism. (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin - Recommended Sage Activity; Play with SAGE worksheet for introduction to modular arithmetic and recursively generated pseudo-random numbers from our 200 level course on statistical computing; Relevant 200 level course: Algebra and Cryptography)**203: Obsession**Friday, September 18, 2009 (Conductor: Kenneth Kuhn - presentation on the maths and stats of traffic problems. Recommended Visulaisation Activity: animation clips of chapter 1 on Dimension 2 and chapter 2 on Dimension 3 from Dimensions Mirror)

.**204: Calculated Risk**Friday, September 25, 2009 (Conductors: Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez and Raazesh Sainudiin)

.**205: Assassin**Friday, October 2, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin)**206: Soft Target**Friday, October 9, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin - lunchpackage won for fixing typos in Activity 1 of 205 by Lisa Sands).**207: Convergence**Friday, October 16, 2009 (Conductor: Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez and Raazesh Sainudiin - this episode and the activities are an excellent primer for random matrices, combinatorics of free probability and enumerative combinatorics).**208: In Plain Sight**Friday, October 23, 2009 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).-------Southern Summer Break-------

- Term 1: Community Education XNB06: Using Numb3rs to Make Sense of Math 7 sessions.
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**209: Toxin**Friday, February 12, 2010 (Conductor: Shannon Ezzat).**210: Bones of Contention**Friday, February 19, 2010 (Conductor: Shannon Ezzat).**211: Scorched**Friday, February 26, 2010 (Conductor: Shannon Ezzat).**212: The OG**Friday, March 5, 2010 (Conductor: Shannon Ezzat).**301: Spree**Friday, March 12, 2010 -- episode jump! (Conductor: Heyang Li).**302:Two daughters**Friday, March 19, 2010 -- sequel! (Conductor: Shannon Ezzat - used the Galton' Quincunx built by Ryan Lawrence for Activity 3 of 302).**213: Double Down**Friday, March 26, 2010 -- jump back! (Conductor: Shannon Ezzat).-------Southern Fall Break -------

- Term 2: Community Education YNB07: Using Numb3rs to Make Sense of Math 10 sessions.
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**214: Harvest**Friday, April 30, 2010 (Conductor: Heyang Li).**215: Running Man**Friday, May 07, 2010 (Conductor: Robin Candy).**216: Protest**Friday, May 14, 2010 (Conductor: Robin Candy and Isaac Manuel).**217: Mind Games**Friday, May 21, 2010 (Conductor: Robin Candy).**218: All's Fair**Friday, May 28, 2010 (Conductor: Heyang Li).**219: Dark Matter**Friday, June 04, 2010 (Conductors: Robin Candy and Isaac Manuel).34th Numb3rs Celebration Celebration of the 34th Activity of UC Numb3rs Learning Community with pizza (sponsoped by UC MATHs & Stats sOCiety and an external grant from NZ Ministry of Tourism) over a Sage-interactive discussion of What can you do with Mathematics and Statistics? by Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez, Raazesh Sainudiin and Igor Rychkov.

**220: Guns and Roses**Friday, June 11, 2010 (Conductor: Jeroen Schillewaert - marker-talk of Doppler Effect).**221: Rampage**Friday, June 18, 2010 (Conductor: Jeroen Schillewaert - Euler formula for the Platonic solids using the physical collections built by Derrick Breach).**222: Backscatter**Friday, June 25, 2010 (Conductors: Jeroen Schillewaert and John Bamberg - Bamberg discussed by playing various combinatorial games).**223: Undercurrents**Friday, July 02, 2010 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin - discussed the NZ shoreline Marine Reserve Allocation Problem to minimize extinction probabilities of Sessile invertebrates using statistical genetics).-------Southern Winter Break -------

- Term 3: Community Education ZNB08: Using Numb3rs to Make Sense of Math 10 sessions.
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**224: The Hot Shot**Friday, July 23, 2010 (Conductor: Lisa Hall).**303: Provenance**Friday, July 30, 2010 (Conductor: Isaac Manuel).**304: The Mole**Friday, August 06, 2010 (Conductor: Robin Candy).**305: Traffic**Friday, August 13, 2010 (Conductor: Heyang Li).**306: Longshot**Friday, August 20, 2010 (Conductor: Lisa Hall).**307: Blackout**Friday, August 27, 2010 (Conductor: Heyang Li).**308: Hardball**Friday, September 03, 2010 (Conductor: Robin Candy).**309: Waste Not**Friday, September 17, 2010 (Conductor: Heyang Li).**310: Brutus**Friday, September 24, 2010 (Conductor: Robin Candy).**311: Killer Chat**Friday, October 1, 2010 (Conductor: Isaac Manuel).-------Southern Spring Break-------

- Term 4: Community Education Course: Using Numb3rs to Make Sense of Math 8 sessions.
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**312: Nine Wives**Friday, October 15, 2010 (Conductor: Heyang Li).**313: Finders Keepers**Friday, October 22, 2010 (Conductor: Heyang Li).**314: Take Out**Friday, October 29, 2010 (Conductor: Robin Candy).**315: End of Watch**Friday, November 05, 2010 (Heyang Li).**316: Contenders**Friday, November 19, 2010 (Heyang Li).**317: One Hour**Friday, November 26, 2010 (Conductor: Heyang Li).------------Earth Quakes Break!-----------------------

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- Term 1: Community Education Course: Using Numb3rs to Make Sense of Math 6 sessions.
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**318: Democracy**Friday, February 24, 2012 (Conductor: Isaac Manuel).**319: Pandor's Box**Friday, March 02, 2012 (Conductor: Robin Candy).**320: Burn Rate**Friday, March 09, 2012 (Conductor: Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez).**321: The Art of Reckoning**Friday, March 16, 2012 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**322: Under Pressure**Friday, March 23, 2012 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).**323: Money for Nothing**Friday, March 30, 2012 (Conductor: Raazesh Sainudiin).

**NUMB3RS RESOURCES.**Solving Crimes with Mathematics: THE NUMBERS BEHIND NUMB3RS, is the companion book to the hit television crime series NUMB3RS, and is written by Professor Lorden of Caltech and Professor Devlin of Stanford, the lead mathematics adviser on the series.

**Copies of the book may be borrowed from the Department Library**(enquire at Maths and Stats Reception at Level 4 of Erskine Building).**NUMB3RS:**Local mirror of Math activities related to the TV show, developed at Cornell University. UC Maths/Stats students may borrow DVDs of the first three seasons of NUMB3RS from Maths and Stats Reception at Level 4 of Erskine Building.

Maintained by Raazesh Sainudiin and mirrored by Paul Brouwers.

Last modified on Saturday, 03-Sep-2016 03:38:59 MST and served on Thursday, 30-Mar-2023 16:32:13 MST.