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: Geometry

  • 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 do robots have to do with math? (KI) Thumbnail
    What do robots have to do with math? (KI)
    In this video, you will look at needing to change dimensions to determine the proper robotic arm to order for a new welding enclosure. A blueprint is provided that you will measure several dimensions which then needs to be turned into a real-world dimension using the blueprint scale. The dimensions then need to be converted from inches to millimeters to determine the type of robotic arm to order.

  • What do ramps have to do with math? Thumbnail
    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 cookies have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What do cookies have to do with math?
    In this video, you will see how conveyors can be used in small spaces. You will be able to use knowledge of circumference of circles to find the length of chain needed to create a Spirex conveyor.

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    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? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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. 8.G Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. G-SRT Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles. Grade 8, High School

  • What does a tank reducer have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does a tank reducer have to do with math?
    In this video, a part needs to be welded onto an exterior part of a tank reducer. Exactly where the part is to be attached needs to be determined first, based on a blueprint. In this activity, students need to determine the correct length from the top of the tank to place the object.

  • What does steel rectangular tubing have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does steel rectangular tubing have to do with math?
    In this video, you will need to determine the total amount of tubing (assume the top of the riser will be added later) needed to produce a riser that will be used in a robotic welding enclosure at KI in Green Bay. You will be challenged to understand a two-dimensional figure (blueprint) that represents a three-dimensional object. You will also look at the loss of material from cutting.

  • What does welding have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does welding have to do with math?
    In the Tool and Die Department, frequently soldering is used to manufacture parts and fixtures. The application of solder to a joint requires a specific skill set. It is important to not use too little solder, since the weld might give way. It is also important not to use too much solder, which is wasteful. In this video, students will determine the amount of weld material used in a series of "filet welds".

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    How to use math when applied to cutting metals
    Parts of a specified length must be cut from a length of milled metal. In this task, students will determine the number of parts that may be cut.

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