Get Real Math! Videos

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.

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• 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 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 a pipe have to do with math?
Clogged pipes don’t just happen in homes, they can happen on ships too. In this video you will learn how and why a ship’s pipe systems are cleaned. You will also help solve the mathematical calculations to make the flushing process efficient and effective. The ship can’t sail without your work on this!

• What does blowing snow have to do with math?
As all Wisconsinites know, snow blowers are an important tool to help us dig out from one of our many winter snow storms. It is also important that snow blowers throw the snow far enough away so we are not wasting time by moving it more than once. Less time out in the cold, means more time inside drinking hot cocoa and watching Packer football. Thanks to Ariens Company for understanding our Wisconsin winter needs!

• 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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