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: Grade 5

  • What does toilet paper have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does toilet paper have to do with math?
    In this video, you will calculate the area of a parent roll of tissue and the area of a roll of toilet paper. Using that information, you can calculate how many rolls of toilet paper can be made each day. 4.MD.3 Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. **4.NBT.6 Find whole number quotients. (**With a Calculator?) **5.NBT.6 Find whole number quotients of whole numbers. (**With a Calculator?) 6.NS.2 Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm. Grades 4, 5, 6

  • What does folding paper have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does folding paper have to do with math?
    In this video, you will see an example of a linkage that has too much tolerance and is wearing out. You will need to use decimals to calculate minimum and maximum tolerances to find a tolerance that allows the part to work, yet not wear out as quickly.

  • What does a press brake have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does a press brake have to do with math?
    In this video, the dimensions on a blueprint to make a box are in fractions of an inch, but when the sides of the sheet metal are bent using a press brake, the dimensions need to be entered in decimal form. You will need to convert fractional inches into decimals.

  • What does weld inspection have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does weld inspection have to do with math?
    In this video, you will look at the criteria for passing a weld inspection test and combine fractional inch measurements to determine if the specimen being tested would pass.

  • 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 rigging have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does rigging have to do with math?
    Understanding the weight of different things is very important for many reasons - safety being one of the main reasons. In this video, students learn how to calculate the weight of a table to determine the appropriate straps to use for rigging the table to move it properly and safely.

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