Designing Stronger Skateboards
It's pretty common for skateboards to break. So Tim Piumarta makes skateboards that "last a ridiculously long time." He has to understand force and kinetic energy to measurement and algebra in order to make them extremely strong and long-lasting.
Running time 05:57 minutes
When GT Bicycle Designer Forest Yelverton gets to work designing the latest bike for kids or the US Olympic Cycling Team, his ability to think with the math and geometry he learned in school makes all the difference. Take a look.
Running time 03:25 minutes
Building and Testing Wheels
On location at Easton Sports for an inside look at what it takes to build and test durable, high-performance bike wheels.
Running time 04:59 minutes
Engineering Faster Bikes
Lighter. Stronger. Faster. That's the goal of Niko Henderson, an engineer for Easton Sports. He uses science, mathematics, engineering and innovative testing to help produce some of the fastest bikes on the road.
Running time 04:46 minutes
First One in the Ballpark
Determining who is the best athlete on the field is hardly a matter of opinion. Sports reporters stay ahead of the competition by arriving early and keeping a close watch on statistics.
Running time 02:14 minutes
From the cannon room to the bat-swinging robot to the bat handle-breaking machine, the engineers at Easton Sports are testing the latest sports equipment for durability, performance and handling.
Running time 05:00 minutes
Sailing the ocean no longer requires triple-masted schooners-in fact you can do it on a vessel no larger than a surfboard. What's the secret to designing a windsail that can skim the surface of the sea at 20 miles an hour, yet respond instantly to a sail?
Running time 01:41 minutes
Algebra In The Real World DVD With Lesson Plans
The short movies from this DVD will inspire and motivate your students. These movies give a purpose for studying Algebra and related concepts. Show your students the excitement, the power, the range and the results of the applications of algebra in fascinating career fields. DVD comes with 18 popular movies and downloadable lesson plans.
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