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 cereal have to do with math?In this video, you will calculate arc lengths to determine the length of guide rail needed to go around a corner of a conveyor.
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 the load capacity of a cart have to do with math?In this video, students are challenged to determine the length of a cross brace for a cart. They also need to determine the angle to set the cross brace at. The Pythagorean Theorem and right triangle trigonometry is needed to determine these dimensions. The importance of a strong weld is also discussed as the load the cart may need to carry could be very heavy and a solid cross brace put on securely is necessary.
What does a clean machine have to do with math?A clean paper machine is a happy paper machine! Right triangle trigonometry and knowledge of simple fluid dynamics formulas are used to help engineers at Georgia Pacific trouble shoot ways to keep the paper production process running smoothly.
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