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Students examine a set of cogs and make guesses as to which direction they will turn in and how many times they will rotate. Students use a specific case to make a general statement about any number of rotations.


  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


gears math student-facing



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-23.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

An excellent exercise about the operation of gears as multipliers. This exercise would benefit from a physical model but it shows students something hidden and mathematical in the real world.

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