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Queen Of The Castle

This KLA is transcribed from the SIGCSE 2004 Special Session on KLAs.

Overview To KLA

Author: Alvarado, Adams, Nerton, and Garber

Summary: Understanding gradients and search techniques

Learning Goals: to be added

Course And Level: This KLA is appropriate for an upper undergraduate class

Class Size: The class should have about 30 students

Preparation Time: Roughly 5-10 minutes of preparation time is needed

Execution Time: The exercise will take about 15 minutes

Planning For KLA

Materials: Wand and tiara

Preparation: Arrange room in a safe way and add objects of a different heights

Execution Of KLA

Description: Become familiar with search techniques (depth-first, breadth first). Instruct the majority of students to arrange themselves to that the highest part of their body are at different heights. The professor gives the tiara to the highest body part in the room. Pick a seeker and give the wand. Position seeker so they'll get stuck in a local maximum. Instruct seeker to always move to a highest person one-step away until can't move anymore.

Constraints On KLA

Would your KLA work if your students had the following constraints:
Limited Vision: (including color-blindness)
Limited Hearing:
Limited Mobility:
Trouble Speaking:
Touch Aversion: (including cultural)

Pitfalls Of KLA

To be added

Feedback And Use Notes

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From the SIGCSE 2004 KLA Special Session
"Love it!"
"Great, but what if there are no women in the classroom? One of the authors suggested 'King of the Hill'."

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