Get Real Math! Videos

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.

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• What do holes in paper have to do with math? (1)
In this video, you will need to determine how many dies can be created per hour at different rates of speed. Once you know how many more dies, you will need to calculate how those numbers will affect the cost of production.

• What does dog food have to do with math?
Conveyor systems move products and materials from one area to another. The correct speed of the conveyor is critical to efficiently move product. Too slow and customer orders will not be filled. Too fast and the product may cause a big mess! This video asks students to calculate the correct speed of a Nercon conveyor system used to move dog food.

• 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 do coffee filters have to do with math?
Manufacturers want to make sure they can make quality products while still being cost efficient. Sometimes there is an opportunity to upgrade a machine, which costs money but still may be more cost effective in the long run. How do companies figure out how much an upgrade will save them? When manufacturers talk about how much product they create per year, how much does that really mean?

• What do canisters have to do with math?
Manufacturers need to make sure that orders get placed but that they don’t make too much extra so that they have to store it in their warehouse. As they make a changeover from one product to another, they need to determine how much they still need to make. Companies also want to make sure that their manufacturing machines are running smoothly, so they need to keep track of how much scrap product is made.

• What does a huddle have to do with math?
Manufacturers want to make sure they can make quality products while still being cost efficient. Sometimes companies must make decisions to determine what machines they will run to ensure they meet their weekly production goals. Companies must consider the production output of their machines, the staff they have available to run those machines, the additional factors that go into running a second shift, the differential in pay for the workers on the second shift, and the additional pay costs associated with overtime. Decisions must be made to determine the most cost-effective method to meet the production goals for their orders. How do companies figure out what machines to run to meet their production goals?

• What does a flushing toilet have to do with math?
What is one things that you use every day that does not require electricity?...A toilet! How are formulas, rates and ratios used to determine toilet tank water levels with each flush? You will explore the math and science behind the flushing action of a toilet, a simple machine that we depend on so much!

• What does 500 tons of toilet paper have to do with math?
This video takes students through a real world problem solving process from start to finish. A customer has ordered 500 tons (2.5 million rolls) of toilet paper and it needs to be produced in one day so that it can get to the customer by the end of the week. How can Georgia Pacific’s production team use their paper machines and converting lines in the most efficient and cost effective way in order to meet this important deadline?

• What does manufacturing waste have to do with math?
This video discusses the overall process and the mathematics used at the Kohler Wastelab to develop a high quality tile from waste materials that would normally end up in a landfill. Just because waste material is used to create it, doesn’t mean the resulting tile can’t be strong, durable and beautiful!