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 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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