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)|
|•||Touch Aversion: (including cultural)|
Pitfalls Of KLA
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From the SIGCSE 2004 KLA Special Session
|•||"Great, but what if there are no women in the classroom? One of the authors suggested 'King of the Hill'."|
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