Get Real Math! Videos

The 37 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 a SINKING ship have to do with math?

FINCANTIERI MARINETTE MARINE - Lesson Plan & Answer Key - What does a sinking ship have to do with math? VIDEO

Common Core Mathematical Content Standards

  • 6.EE.2 Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
  • 6.EE.6 Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem, understand that a variable can represent an unknown number,  or depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.
  • 7.EE.4 Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.
  • Using algebraic methods to solve video question number 4 and use of extension activities would allow the following high school standards to be included:
    • A.SSE Seeing Structure in Expressions
    • A.CED Creating Equations
    • Math Modeling

Grades 6 & 7

The following are links to career videos related to this lesson.
Superintendent of Fabrication, Gary Ihde, Fincantieri Marinette Marine 2014



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