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 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?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 bracket have to do with math?When a customer places an order for a product, the customer expects the product that is delivered to be exactly what they ordered. Due to manufacturing variability there will be unplanned differences in the product. Some differences are so slight that they will not impact the performance of the product. Others will be large enough that the product will no longer work for the customer. This video explores how a manufacturer uses math to check for those differences.
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