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Sorting Algorithms: Digital Game Based Learning

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Sorting algorithms are abstract concepts for many students and they often find it difficult to understand. By using these games, one can easily grasp the fundamental principles of various sorting algorithms like the bubble sort, merge sort and bucket sorting algorithms. One can download this game for free from the following link: http://sortingalgorithmsgame.webs.com/

In this site, one can find two different types of games. The first one consists of a 3D game aimed to learn bubble sort and merge sort. This game is based on the game World of Warcraft and can be played freely on any PC or MAC. Moreover, it supports both single player and multiplayer modes. It also supports spectator mode which is mostly useful for educators.

The second game was purposely designed for learning the bubble sort and bucket sorting algorithms. It is based on the game Frogger, where the students have to collect boxes and sort them according to how the sorting algorithm works.

I highly recommend these two games to be used in class as despite from making it easier for students to understand sorting algorithms, you’ll be making teaching fun!

In the following link, one can find a video clip about the first game mentioned:

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This entry was posted on December 11, 2014 by in education.
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