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 buying a paper machine have to do with math?In this video, you will calculate the interest on a loan for a new paper machine. You will also calculate how long it will take to pay back the interest on the loan.
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 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 doctor's appointment have to do with math?Manufacturers often have to calculate and predict the amount of raw material needed to fill their orders. Sometimes they receive special orders that require accelerated processing to complete the order, or orders that are much larger than their typical order. These orders have manufacturers determining if they have enough material on hand to complete their order. How to companies determine how much raw material is needed to fill an order? Do they have enough paper to make their order?
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