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 ship have to do with math?If a ship building company builds a boat that doesn’t float, that business will not be around very long! The use of the discoveries made by the Greek scientist and mathematician, Archimedes is critical to determining a ships ability to float. In this video you will explore a real world application of Archimedes’ discoveries and the mathematics needed to apply them to navel architecture.
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.
What does 500 tons of toilet paper have to do with math?This video takes students through a real world problem solving process from start to finish. A customer has ordered 500 tons (2.5 million rolls) of toilet paper and it needs to be produced in one day so that it can get to the customer by the end of the week. How can Georgia Pacific’s production team use their paper machines and converting lines in the most efficient and cost effective way in order to meet this important deadline?
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