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: Expressions And Equations

  • What does cereal have to do with math? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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? 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.

  • What do coffee filters have to do with math? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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.

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