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Sorting Algorithms with Horrible Histories

Uses Kings & Queens of England to teach children the basics of sorting algorithms

Zoe Ross

Created by Zoe Ross
last edited Apr 08 2014 by Zoe Ross


This lesson is suitable for upper KS2 or early KS3 as an introduction to sorting algorithms. It’s an ‘unplugged’ activity I came up with for the CAS BETT masterclass that uses the Horrible Histories Kings & Queens song to get pupils sorting each other in different ways. Quite a lot of fun and a good way to teach teachers too!

Level: (Beginner)

Duration: (1 lesson)

Teaches: (sequencing, sorting algorithms - selection sort)

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