# What does math have to do with the shape of dog food? (Carnivore Meat Company)

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This video takes students through a real world problem solving process from start to finish. Students investigate the process of changing the shape of freeze-dried dog food patty from a cylinder to a square prism without changing the volume, density or weight of the patty’s materials. Will this change increase efficiency? Will this change decrease production cost?

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Author: NEWMA

# What does math have to do with paint?

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Companies that manufacture large products like those provided by Robinson often require painting. Robinson also provides this service to complete a product. The painting department uses both liquid paint and powder paint. Each product has characteristics such as thickness, durability, application waste, fire resistance, etc. This video shows how someone from the sales team might consult with a department in order to advise her customer.

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Author: NEWMA

# What does math have to do with automation?

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Companies that manufacture large products, like those provided by Robinson, must find a balance for each job based on human and machine work hours, materials, and available space. A job will often require the knowledge of a process improvement engineer to assist in determining the most reasonable approach to a job. This video shows how someone on the sales team might work with an engineer so that the company can provide its goods to a customer.

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# What does math have to do with dog food? (Carnivore Meat Company)

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This video takes students through a real world problem solving situation regarding calculating dimensions of dog food patties that are cylindrical in shape. Students are given some, not all, patty measurements the customer requires, along with a manufacturing required measurement dealing with “wet weight” of the beef used in the patty.

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Author: NEWMA

# How does raising a ruckus involve math?

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Customer safety is a high priority for manufacturers. When designing a product, many prototypes are created and research is conducted to determine if the product is safe for customers. In the case of furniture, stability is a critical area to test. This video shows how mathematics and physics help to create a stable chair, and ultimately, keep customers safe.

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# What do cookies have to do with math?

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How do companies use conveyor belts to help transfer products around their buildings? How could they use these conveyors to allow products to cool or dry? In this video, you will see how conveyors can be used in small spaces and be able to use knowledge of circumference of circles to find the length of chain needed to create a Spirex conveyor.

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Author: NEWMA

# What do fire truck axle weights have to do with math?

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When a customer orders a fire truck from Pierce, they ask for specific equipment they want the truck to be able to carry. When engineers design the truck to the customer’s specifications, they need to be careful that the weight for all that equipment is not too heavy for the axles of the truck. Axle weights are important for the following reasons. First of all, the suppliers of axles rate the carrying capacity of their axles so they don’t fail and that the brakes attached to the axle are sufficient. The second reason is that the Federal Government requires an OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer like Pierce to specify the rated axle capacities and they cannot be exceeded.

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# What do medical towels have to do with math?

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Manufacturers often need to calculate a measure of center to find a value that best represents the amount of production of their manufactured products. This value assists manufacturers in creating a production standard for the materials they are producing. A production standard is a benchmark used for measuring the production of the company. The unit of measurement used in a production standard indicates the normal level of performance for an industrial operation and is expressed as units per hour or units per day. Companies use the Mean Absolute Deviation to assist in calculating an accurate measure of center with upper and lower thresholds. These thresholds allow manufacturers to consider modern production variations. By using MAD to calculate the thresholds, manufacturers offer a method to take the causes of different fluctuations in their hourly or daily production standards into account. This video and lesson show how companies calculate production standards and how they use measures of center and variation to create those standards.

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Author: NEWMA

# What do robots have to do with math? (Georgia-Pacific)

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What is a laser guided vehicle? How do they work? How can we program a laser guided vehicle? 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.

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Author: NEWMA

# What does a SINKING ship have to do with math?

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Ship stability is an important area of naval architecture and design. How a ship behaves at sea, in a variety of conditions, is critical to the safety of the crew and cargo. How can we ensure our ship will float? In this video, you will use a mathematical model for a ship’s center of gravity to determine the stability of the vessel.

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Author: NEWMA

# What does blowing snow have to do with math?

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As all Wisconsinites know, snow blowers are an important tool to help us dig out from one of our many winter snow storms. It is also important that the snow blower throw the snow far enough away so that we are not wasting time by moving it more than once. Less time out in the cold, means more time inside drinking hot cocoa and watching Packer football. Thanks to Ariens Co. for understanding our Wisconsin winter needs!

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# What does making cheese have to do with math?

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Shredded cheese blends are manufactured using a mix of specified cheese varieties. In this task, students will determine amounts of different cheese varieties necessary to produce an order of shredded cheese blend for a distribution order.

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Author: NEWMA

# What does toilet paper have to do with math?

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How are rolls of toilet paper produced? How many rolls of toilet paper can be made each day? In this video, you will calculate the area of a parent roll of tissue and the area of a roll of toilet paper. Using that information, you can calculate how many rolls of toilet paper can be made each day.

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Author: NEWMA

# What does science have to do with food allergens?

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In this lesson students will learn about food allergies and how food manufacturing companies, like McCain Foods, work hard to properly label foods and protect against cross contamination. Students will analyze data from allergen testing and make recommendations to improve cleaning procedures.

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# What does science have to do with paper towels?

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In this lesson, students will learn about the different properties of paper towels and design a method for testing paper towel absorbency and strength.

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# What does science have to do with robots (Plexus)?

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In this lesson, students will consider what it means to be a robot. They will also learn how programmers control robots to complete tasks and solve problems.

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# What does science have to do with circuits?

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In this lesson, students explore an analogy that helps them troubleshoot a problem in an electric circuit. They will then use computer simulations to reconstruct the problem and test other solutions.

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# What does science have to do with recycling?

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In this lesson, students develop models for understanding of the paper recycling process and the important role they play in conserving and recycling our natural resources.

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# What does science have to do with mozzarella cheese sticks?

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In this lesson, students develop and use models to explain the impacts of batter that is too thin or too thick in the manufacturing of McCain’s Mozzarella Cheese Sticks. They will then use the engineering design process to develop, test, and refine a method to test the viscosity of the batter.

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# Asset Availability Leader - Career Video

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Featuring an interview with Tom Baugnet, 2013 NEWMA AllStar from Georgia Pacific. (3:22 minutes)

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