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Swap(For Sorts)

Designed by Pat Wooworth, Debbie Klipp, Tom Wulf, Andrew Beiderman.

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

Overview To KLA

Summary: To be added

Learning Goals: At the end of this exercise, students will understand...

the need for intermediate storage when performing the swap operation while doing a sort

Course And Level: CS1

Class Size: To be added.

Preparation Time: none

Execution Time: 5-10 min

Planning For KLA

chairs (2 per group)
paper to label positions on floor

alternative- 2 glasses of liquid to switch (swap)

Preparation: To be added.

As always, read this description carefully and practice the KLA before using it in class!

Execution Of KLA

All students work in pairs and write down steps as they do them.

Tell students to swap chairs, and have them notice that they need a third chair to place one of themselves in while doing the swap.

Variants And Extra Topics: To be added.

Constraints On KLA

Would your KLA work if your students had the following constraints:
Limited Vision:
Limited Hearing:
Limited Mobility:
Trouble Speaking:
Touch Aversion:

Pitfalls Of KLA

No movable chains.

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