CS Unplugged: Searching Algorithms

Use the activity with your students to explore how computers are often required to find information in large collections of data. To do this the computer needs quick and efficient ways of doing this. This activity demonstrates three different search methods: linear searching, binary searching and hashing. Support your teaching and learning with the video clips and other related resources.

Additional details

Year band(s) 3-4, 5-6
Format Web page
Keywords Algorithms, Linear searching, Binary searching, Hashing
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Mathematics

University of Canterbury, NZ http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/


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