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 cereal have to do with math?In this video, you will calculate arc lengths to determine the length of guide rail needed to go around a corner of a conveyor.
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 does temperature have to do with math?In this lesson, you will see a material's strength being tested using the Charpy Impact Test. In this particular situation, the material is to be tested under very cold temperatures. To do so, the temperature at which the material needs to be tested needs to be converted from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
What does a SINKING ship have to do with math?Ship stability is an important area of naval architecture and design. How a ship behaves at sea in a variety of conditions is critical to the safety of crew and cargo. How can we ensure that our ship will float? In this video, you will use a mathematical model for a ship’s center of gravity to determine the stability of the vessel.
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 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?
How does raising a ruckus involve math?Customer safety is a high priority for manufacturers. When designing a product, many prototypes are created and 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 and physics help to create a stable chair, and ultimately, keep customers safe.
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 ship have to do with math?If a ship building company builds a boat that doesn’t float, that business will not be around very long! The use of the discoveries made by the Greek scientist and mathematician, Archimedes is critical to determining a ships ability to float. In this video you will explore a real world application of Archimedes’ discoveries and the mathematics needed to apply them to navel architecture.
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?
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 being captain of a ship have to do with math?As the captain of a ship, you rely on many things to help you make decisions; your crew, your colleagues on land, and your vessel’s instrument system. What if one of those systems failed and you needed to update a customer on your arrival? This video asks you to navigate that problem situation. Good thing you understand math and can problem solve!
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 a flushing toilet have to do with math?What is one things that you use every day that does not require electricity?...A toilet! How are formulas, rates and ratios used to determine toilet tank water levels with each flush? You will explore the math and science behind the flushing action of a toilet, a simple machine that we depend on so much!
What does packaging design have to do with math?How annoying is it when you open a package and the item inside is broken? Very! Package design engineers use mathematics and physics to help them determine the best way to get the package to you safely, and securely while taking into account cost and environmental impact. In this video, students will begin the design process by calculating the impact velocity and impact force of a dropped object.
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