Gear Essay

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Spur Gear Terms and Concepts Description In order to design, build and discuss gear drive systems it is necessary to understand the terminology and concepts associated with gear systems. Good designers and engineers have experience and knowledge and the ability to communicate their thoughts and ideas clearly with others. The students and teachers who participate in this unit will learn the gear terms and concepts necessary to design, draw and build gear drive systems, and improve their “Gear literacy”. Standards Addressed National Council of Teachers of English Standards (http://www.readwritethink.org/standards/index.html ) • Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes. • Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience. • Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities. • Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information). National Council of Mathematics Teachers ( 9-12 Geometry Standards) ( http://standards.nctm.org/document/appendix/geom.htm ) • Analyze properties and determine attributes of two- and three-dimensional objects • Explore relationships (including congruence and similarity) among classes of two- and threedimensional geometric objects, make and test conjectures about them, and solve problems involving them; (9-12 Algebra Standards)

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