Map-based Educational Tools for Algorithm Learning (METAL)

led by Dr. James D. Teresco

For Instructors

Instructors can introduce METAL into their courses with very little up-front effort. Perhaps the easiest way to do so is to use HDX's algorithm visualizations. Nothing to install or learn, just point a browser, load up a graph, and watch it go. The next step is to get students working with METAL's graph data. Some recent assignments used by the author are linked here:
The assignments including support materials and sample solutions are available to instructors from the author on request for academic use.
The pre-processing and plotting scripts, graph data, the Highway Data Examiner, and solutions to assignments, are freely available. Those interested in the code for HDX can find it in a public repository on GitHub.

For Students and Instructors

Not in one of my classes but this sounds like fun? Tell your instructors about this project!
To view data or to perform algorithm visualizations, launch HDX by visiting its URL:

http://courses.teresco.org/metal/hdx/