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Go to: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=178 (opens a new window)
Description: This applet allows you to vary the gear ratio of a bike. The distance traveled by a half-pedal is determined by the ratio of gears. Can you capture all five flags on a course?
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: NCTM: Illuminations
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Courses: Math 5 Fractions, Ratio and proportion
Math 6 Fractions, Ratio and proportion
Math 7 Fractions, Ratio and proportion

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Reviewer: fibomath, Jul 1 2009 01:05:28:287PM
Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Ability to meet my goals: Effective
Recommended for:
Math 6: Fractions, Ratio and proportion, Measurement
Math 7: Fractions, Ratio and proportion, Measurement
Algebra: Functions / Relations
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