Get Real Math! Videos

The 28 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.

Category: 7Rp

  • What does making cheese have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does making cheese have to do with math?
    In this video, students will determine amounts different cheese varieties necessary to produce an order of shredded cheese blend. 6.RP Understand ratio concepts and use rational reasoning. 7.RP Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. Grades 6 & 7

  • What do holes in paper have to do with math? (1) Thumbnail
    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 steel scrap have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does steel scrap have to do with math?
    In this video, students will learn how much steel it takes to manufacture 25 consumer zero-turn lawn mowers.

  • What does a chair have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does a chair have to do with math?
    Chair backs and seats are manufactured using a mix of various materials. In this task, students will determine amounts of materials necessary to produce an order of chairs for a classroom.

  • What does dog food have to do with math? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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.

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