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 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 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 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!
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