Get Real Math! Videos

The Get Real Math videos showcase over 80 common core skills used in the real world. The videos, produced at manufacturing companies, serve as a capstone after a skill is learned in school. Math skills featured are 3rd grade through high school. The lesson plans are created by math teachers.

Category: Measurement And Data

• 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.

• 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?
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?
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?
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?
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.

• What does packaging design have to do with math?
How annoying is it when you open a package and the item inside is broken? Very! Package design engineers use mathematics and physics to help them determine the best way to get the package to you safely, and securely while taking into account cost and environmental impact. In this video, students will begin the design process by calculating the impact velocity and impact force of a dropped object.