The Get Real Math videos showcase over 40 math skills used in the real world. The videos serve as a capstone after a skill is learned in school to be applied in a real world situation at a manufacturing company. Math skills featured are 3rd grade through high school. The lesson plans were 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 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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