Beat the Clock - Sorting Networks

Even though computers are fast, there is a limit to how quickly they can solve problems. One way to speed things up is to use several computers to solve different parts of a problem. In this activity sorting networks are used to do several sorting comparisons at the same time. This resource begins with a discussion about sorting networks and an activity with a variety of extension activities. There are resource materials for use in the activity. To conclude there is more information about how to process information quickly. This collection of twenty activities from Computer Science Unplugged is designed to aid the teaching and learning of computer science through engaging games and puzzles using cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

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