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gear |gi(ə)rnoun1         (often gearsone of a set of toothed wheels that work together to alter the relation between the speed of a driving mechanism (such as the engine of a vehicle or the crank of a bicycle) and the speed of the driven parts (the wheels).• a particular function or state of adjustment of engaged gears: he was tooling along in fifth gear.• used in reference to the level of effort or intensity expended in an activity or undertaking: from this weekend, the campaign is expected to step up a gear| now the champions moved up a gear. the play moves down a gearwhenever he walks off stage.informal equipment that is used for a particular purpose.• a person's personal possessions and clothes.• clothing, especially of a specified kind: designer gear.• Nautical a ship's rigging.verb with obj. ] design or adjust the gears in (a machine) to give a specified speed or power output: it's geared too high for serious off-road use.• (gear something to) adjust or adapt something to suit a special purpose or need.PHRASES change 

(or switch or shiftgears adopt a different approach to a situation or task: we have to be prepared to shift gears when things create problems for the gear with a gear engaged: the captain revved the engines and put them in gear. • proceeding with energy, determination, or speed: I couldn't get myself into gear early enough on Saturday morning.PHRASAL VERBS gear down (or upchange to a lower (or higher) gear.gear for make ready or prepared: a nation geared for war.gear up equip or prepare oneself: the region started to gear up forthe tourist season.ORIGIN Middle English: of Scandinavian origin; compare with Old Norse gervi. Early senses expressed the general meaning equipment or apparatus, later mechanism: hence sense 1 of the noun (early 19th cent).

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Game-Based Learning  & OER Commons CCSS Curriculum

math ccss pic.jpgEnhanced Learning With GamePlay
In game play, the progress a player makes is through learning.This happens as students grasp and understand embedded knowledge and skills required to successfully navigate a new system. The challenge and the progress of understanding a new concept through gaming is what makes a game enjoyable. 

What do you want the students to learn? Educational game-

play has defined learning outcomes. Keep this notion central to your planning when choosing or designing a game. Be sure students are appropriately challenged because a learner's knowledge, understanding and skills can quickly bypass the educational benefit of a game!

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