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 do coupons have to do with math?In this video, you will see how companies can use sets of actual data to see how accurate their cutting machines are to the correct length. You will find the mean and the deviation of the data.
What does good tasting coffee have to do with math?Manufacturers need to make sure that their products are meeting the buyers’ specifications. In order to ensure quality of their product, they often run tests on samples as they have gathered from their facility. When looking at the data, employees need to make sure that the data is correct and is following the specifications for the product. If the product is not meeting specifications, they must problem solve to figure out why the data is not accurate. 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5c
What do waves have to do with math?Waves in a body of water are not constant. They often have different lengths, heights and directions. In order to design ships to survive these varied wave conditions, naval architects analyze wave data from bodies of water where the ship will be sailing. In this video, you will be given Lake Michigan wave data to analyze and make inferences about. We are confident you will be able to sail through the mathematics in this video without getting sea sick!
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 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?
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