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.
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 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.
How to use math when applied to cutting metalsParts 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 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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