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.

What does a SINKING ship have to do with math?

FINCANTIERI MARINETTE MARINE – Lesson Plan – 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