The 37 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 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.
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?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?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?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 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 bracket have to do with math?When a customer places an order for a product, the customer expects the product that is delivered to be exactly what they ordered. Due to manufacturing variability there will be unplanned differences in the product. Some differences are so slight that they will not impact the performance of the product. Others will be large enough that the product will no longer work for the customer. This video explores how a manufacturer uses math to check for those differences.
What does injection molding have to do with math?Companies are always trying to find ways to save money while still maintaining the quality of their products. Looking at data regarding production downtime and how to minimize it can provide a cost savings. Gathering downtime data, interpreting that data and problem solving are necessary when making these decisions. In this video we will investigate data from a new injection molding process that uses different colors for chair backs and seats at KI.
What does clean drinking water have to do with math?Safe drinking water is critical to human survival. How can we be sure the water we are drinking will not make us sick? This video explores how mathematics is used to calculate the number of pathogens in water and determine if a water filter is removing enough of them to meet safe drinking water standards set by the World Health Organization.
What does safety have to do with math?Employee safety is a high priority for manufacturers. When designing a product, many prototypes are created. Research is conducted to determine if the product is safe for customers. In the case of furniture, stability is a critical area to test. This video shows how mathematics can help determine if the air quality in a storage tank is safe for Georgia Pacific employees.
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 recipe have to do with math?Manufacturers often need to confirm how their product are made to ensure the quality of their product. When recipes are used, employees may need to adjust the recipe based on the product specifications or increase or decrease of production. When a recipe is used, proportional reasoning with percentages are skills utilized to determine “What does a recipe have to do with math?”
What does a tank simulation have to do with math?Companies that work with fluids such as beverages and syrups require a large number of automated processes that aid in quality, safety, efficiency, and cost. The development of a new bottling line, for instance, often involves consultation with a process engineer who will advise them. This involves understanding a complex system and the various measurements involved in the process. This video demonstrates the need to understand how a PID controller works and how to calibrate it correctly. A process engineer will discuss the situation and the thought process for what he does.
What does molasses have to do with math?Companies that work with fluids such as beverages and syrups require a large number of automated processes that aid in quality, safety, efficiency, and cost. The development of a new bottling line, for instance, often involves consultation with a process engineer who will advise them. This involves understanding a complex system and the various measurements involved in the process. In this video we will work from the engineer’s point of view to understand how the surge tank level will be monitored. This requires calibrating a level transmitter for the surge tank in question.
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