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 do ramps have to do with math?In this video, you will calculate the length of a conveyor ramp that needs to go up and over existing obstacles. You will need to use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the length of chain and trigonometry to calculate the angle of the ramp.
What do robots have to do with math? (Georgia-Pacific)In this video, you will learn about laser guided vehicles and how to program them to work in your company. You will need to calculate distances and angles.
What does a cylindrical tank have to do with math?In this video, specifications for a set of tanks that are ordered are given regarding the volume in gallons and the diameter of the tank. The height of the tank needs to be determined using some conversions and the formula for volume of a cylinder. The process of how the tank is produced is discussed and shown.
What does the load capacity of a cart have to do with math?In this video, students are challenged to determine the length of a cross brace for a cart. They also need to determine the angle to set the cross brace at. The Pythagorean Theorem and right triangle trigonometry is needed to determine these dimensions. The importance of a strong weld is also discussed as the load the cart may need to carry could be very heavy and a solid cross brace put on securely is necessary.
What does a conveyor have to do with math?In this video, we see that a conveyor system does not always move product horizontally or vertically. It can also move product in more than one direction at a time, including an elevation change. Building this type of conveyor incline requires more knowledge of mathematics. Let’s see how 3D geometry helps us accomplish this.
What does a surge tank have to do with math?Companies that work with fluids such as beverages and syrups require many 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 act as the consultant and determine the necessary measurements to advise our customer.
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.
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