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: Measurement And Data

  • 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 do robots have to do with math? (Georgia-Pacific) Thumbnail
    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 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 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.

  • 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.

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