Type:

Other

Description:

Even fast computers are limited to how quickly they can solve problems. One way to speed things up is to use several computers at once. In this physical activity, learners act as multiple networked computers working to sort items. Because multiple sorting events happen simultaneously, a large array can be sorted quickly. It includes one main activity with several variations and extensions, including a suggestion to have multiple teams compete for the fastest time to complete the task. Background information is also included.

Subjects:

  • Computer Science > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,compare,NSDL,parallel processing,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Computer science,Problem Solving,Mathematics,technology,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926133757715T,information,network,Upper Elementary,Size and Scale,sort,Middle School,Elementary School,Computing and Information,algorithm,computers,programming,Information and Communication,Engineering,Education,Technology

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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