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: Ratios And Proportional Relationships

  • What does making cheese have to do with math? Thumbnail
    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) Thumbnail
    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) Thumbnail
    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? 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 scrap have to do with math? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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? Thumbnail
    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.

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