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 6

  • 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 making cheese have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does making cheese have to do with math?
    In this video, students will determine amounts different cheese varieties necessary to produce an order of shredded cheese blend. 6.RP Understand ratio concepts and use rational reasoning. 7.RP Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. Grades 6 & 7

  • What do coupons have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What do coupons have to do with math?
    In this video, you will see how companies can use sets of actual data to see how accurate their cutting machines are to the correct length. You will find the mean and the deviation of the data.

  • 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 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 holes in paper have to do with math? (1) Thumbnail
    What do holes in paper have to do with math? (1)
    In this video, you will need to determine how many dies can be created per hour at different rates of speed. Once you know how many more dies, you will need to calculate how those numbers will affect the cost of production.

  • 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 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.

  • How to use math when applied to cutting metals Thumbnail
    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.

  • 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 dog food have to do with math? Thumbnail
    What does dog food have to do with math?
    Conveyor systems move products and materials from one area to another. The correct speed of the conveyor is critical to efficiently move product. Too slow and customer orders will not be filled. Too fast and the product may cause a big mess! This video asks students to calculate the correct speed of a Nercon conveyor system used to move dog food.

  • 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?

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