The Get Real Math videos showcase over 80 common core skills used in the real world. The videos, produced at manufacturing companies, serve as a capstone after a skill is learned in school. Math skills featured are 3rd grade through high school. The lesson plans are created by math teachers.
What does a SINKING ship have to do with math?Ship stability is an important area of naval architecture and design. How a ship behaves at sea in a variety of conditions is critical to the safety of crew and cargo. How can we ensure that our ship will float? In this video, you will use a mathematical model for a ship’s center of gravity to determine the stability of the vessel.
What does color have to do with math?Companies are always trying to find ways to save money while still maintaining the quality of their products. Looking for different sources for raw materials and different types of raw materials are methods procurement staff may use to find a cost savings. Careful calculations and problem solving are necessary when making these decisions. In this video we will investigate a possible new colorant supplier for chair backs and seats at KI.
What does a ship have to do with math?If a ship building company builds a boat that doesn’t float, that business will not be around very long! The use of the discoveries made by the Greek scientist and mathematician, Archimedes is critical to determining a ships ability to float. In this video you will explore a real world application of Archimedes’ discoveries and the mathematics needed to apply them to navel architecture.
What does being captain of a ship have to do with math?As the captain of a ship, you rely on many things to help you make decisions; your crew, your colleagues on land, and your vessel’s instrument system. What if one of those systems failed and you needed to update a customer on your arrival? This video asks you to navigate that problem situation. Good thing you understand math and can problem solve!
What does a pipe have to do with math?Clogged pipes don’t just happen in homes, they can happen on ships too. In this video you will learn how and why a ship’s pipe systems are cleaned. You will also help solve the mathematical calculations to make the flushing process efficient and effective. The ship can’t sail without your work on this!
What does packaging design have to do with math?How annoying is it when you open a package and the item inside is broken? Very! Package design engineers use mathematics and physics to help them determine the best way to get the package to you safely, and securely while taking into account cost and environmental impact. In this video, students will begin the design process by calculating the impact velocity and impact force of a dropped object.
What does fire truck horsepower have to do with math?The fire truck is a piece of machinery that is called on to help with life-saving work. It is critical that it performs flawlessly. To do this, engineers need to make sure the size of the engine can provide enough power for all the important truck systems. This video will ask students to determine if a requested fire truck engine size will work for a customer’s request.
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