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Using Sorting Networks for Skill Building and Reasoning

Robert Andre, Lynda Wiest 

February 2007, Volume 12, Issue 6, Page 308

Abstract:
An activity created to practice a variety of math skills within a sorting network activity. Students are given cards with numeric values and instructed to physically walk through the network. If they complete the task correctly, the network sorts them based on the value of the card. Samples and activity extensions are discussed.

Keywords:
Graph Theory
Article
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Basic Facts
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Skill and Fluency
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Representation