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{Tutorial} How to make the easiest trundle wheel ever!

Free activity home made math Multiage Trundle Wheel Tutorial

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{Tutorial} How to make the easiest trundle wheel ever!

A trundle wheel is a measuring tool. Basically it is a wheel that helps to record the distance travelled. More complex wheels have a recording mechanism but the basic wheels (that you might remember using in school) click every interval. You count these clicks to determine the distance travelled. 

Once you have a trundle wheel you can complete large scale measuring activities with ease. They're useful for map making, trigonometry activities, or speed activities such as Panther Run.

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