# 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: Ratios And Proportional Relationships

• What does making cheese have to do with math?
In this video, students will determine amounts different cheese varieties necessary to produce an order of shredded cheese blend. 6.RP Understand ratio concepts and use rational reasoning. 7.RP Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

• What do robots have to do with math? (KI)
In this video, you will look at needing to change dimensions to determine the proper robotic arm to order for a new welding enclosure. A blueprint is provided that you will measure several dimensions which then needs to be turned into a real-world dimension using the blueprint scale. The dimensions then need to be converted from inches to millimeters to determine the type of robotic arm to order.

• What do holes in paper have to do with math? (1)
In this video, you will need to determine how many dies can be created per hour at different rates of speed. Once you know how many more dies, you will need to calculate how those numbers will affect the cost of production.

• 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 scrap have to do with math?
In this video, students will learn how much steel it takes to manufacture 25 consumer zero-turn lawn mowers.

• What does a chair have to do with math?
Chair backs and seats are manufactured using a mix of various materials. In this task, students will determine amounts of materials necessary to produce an order of chairs for a classroom.

• What does dog food have to do with math?
Conveyor systems move products and materials from one area to another. The correct speed of the conveyor is critical to efficiently move product. Too slow and customer orders will not be filled. Too fast and the product may cause a big mess! This video asks students to calculate the correct speed of a Nercon conveyor system used to move dog food.

• What does color have to do with math?
Companies are always trying to find ways to save money while still maintaining the quality of their products. Looking for different sources for raw materials and different types of raw materials are methods procurement staff may use to find a cost savings. Careful calculations and problem solving are necessary when making these decisions. In this video we will investigate a possible new colorant supplier for chair backs and seats at KI.

• 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?

• What do canisters have to do with math?
Manufacturers need to make sure that orders get placed but that they don’t make too much extra so that they have to store it in their warehouse. As they make a changeover from one product to another, they need to determine how much they still need to make. Companies also want to make sure that their manufacturing machines are running smoothly, so they need to keep track of how much scrap product is made.

• 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.

• What does injection molding have to do with math?
Companies are always trying to find ways to save money while still maintaining the quality of their products. Looking at data regarding production downtime and how to minimize it can provide a cost savings. Gathering downtime data, interpreting that data and problem solving are necessary when making these decisions. In this video we will investigate data from a new injection molding process that uses different colors for chair backs and seats at KI.

• What does clean drinking water have to do with math?
Safe drinking water is critical to human survival. How can we be sure the water we are drinking will not make us sick? This video explores how mathematics is used to calculate the number of pathogens in water and determine if a water filter is removing enough of them to meet safe drinking water standards set by the World Health Organization.

• What does a surge tank have to do with math?
Companies that work with fluids such as beverages and syrups require many automated processes that aid in quality, safety, efficiency, and cost. The development of a new bottling line, for instance, often involves consultation with a process engineer who will advise them. This involves understanding a complex system and the various measurements involved in the process. In this video we will act as the consultant and determine the necessary measurements to advise our customer.

• 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 a huddle have to do with math?
Manufacturers want to make sure they can make quality products while still being cost efficient. Sometimes companies must make decisions to determine what machines they will run to ensure they meet their weekly production goals. Companies must consider the production output of their machines, the staff they have available to run those machines, the additional factors that go into running a second shift, the differential in pay for the workers on the second shift, and the additional pay costs associated with overtime. Decisions must be made to determine the most cost-effective method to meet the production goals for their orders. How do companies figure out what machines to run to meet their production goals?

• What does a recipe have to do with math?
Manufacturers often need to confirm how their product are made to ensure the quality of their product. When recipes are used, employees may need to adjust the recipe based on the product specifications or increase or decrease of production. When a recipe is used, proportional reasoning with percentages are skills utilized to determine “What does a recipe have to do with math?”

• What does a tank simulation have to do with math?
Companies that work with fluids such as beverages and syrups require a large number of automated processes that aid in quality, safety, efficiency, and cost. The development of a new bottling line, for instance, often involves consultation with a process engineer who will advise them. This involves understanding a complex system and the various measurements involved in the process. This video demonstrates the need to understand how a PID controller works and how to calibrate it correctly. A process engineer will discuss the situation and the thought process for what he does.

• What does molasses have to do with math?
Companies that work with fluids such as beverages and syrups require a large number of automated processes that aid in quality, safety, efficiency, and cost. The development of a new bottling line, for instance, often involves consultation with a process engineer who will advise them. This involves understanding a complex system and the various measurements involved in the process. In this video we will work from the engineer’s point of view to understand how the surge tank level will be monitored. This requires calibrating a level transmitter for the surge tank in question.

• What does a pipe have to do with math?
Clogged pipes don’t just happen in homes, they can happen on ships too. In this video you will learn how and why a ship’s pipe systems are cleaned. You will also help solve the mathematical calculations to make the flushing process efficient and effective. The ship can’t sail without your work on this!

• What does a flushing toilet have to do with math?
What is one things that you use every day that does not require electricity?...A toilet! How are formulas, rates and ratios used to determine toilet tank water levels with each flush? You will explore the math and science behind the flushing action of a toilet, a simple machine that we depend on so much!

• 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?

• What does blowing snow have to do with math?
As all Wisconsinites know, snow blowers are an important tool to help us dig out from one of our many winter snow storms. It is also important that snow blowers throw the snow far enough away so we are not wasting time by moving it more than once. Less time out in the cold, means more time inside drinking hot cocoa and watching Packer football. Thanks to Ariens Company for understanding our Wisconsin winter needs!

• What does manufacturing waste have to do with math?
This video discusses the overall process and the mathematics used at the Kohler Wastelab to develop a high quality tile from waste materials that would normally end up in a landfill. Just because waste material is used to create it, doesn’t mean the resulting tile can’t be strong, durable and beautiful!