A rare and fascinating look inside the world's largest computer manufacturer, Dell Inc., where thousands of computers are custom-built and shipped around the world every day. See how math skills are utilized throughout the company. Running time 05:30 minutes
Whether he's making mouth-watering chocolate croissants or perfectly flaky apricot danishes, this baker has to make sure that he has just the right amount of each ingredient and that requires math. Running time 05:39 minutes
Steve Contursi owns the first gold coin minted in the US. It's worth 6 million dollars. But numismatists like Steve don’t just collect coins—they also collect their stories. Find out the meaning behind the term "two-bits" and much more! Running time 05:57 minutes
Imagine 100 people coming to dinner. For Chef Dennis Burrage that means creating new and different recipes for a unique dining experience. How does he do it? For one thing, he combines his passion for great food with his background and lover for architect Running time 02:16 minutes
From having the right ingredients on hand for all 300 flavors to keeping the frozen treats at a frosty -30 degrees, the technicians at Ciao Bella Gelato Company have ice cream making down to a science. Running time 05:07 minutes
Whether they're planning bulk orders for next week's menu, measuring the correct amounts of ingredients or figuring out how to scale up a recipe for a catered event, it's clear that math is almost as important a tool as their pots and pans. Running time 05:10 minutes
There’s more to running a restaurant than great food. The restaurant business is a perfect training ground for solving problems. Running time 01:06 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.
Here is what a math teacher has to say about these movies:
“As a math teacher, one of the most common questions I get from my students is, “When are we ever going to use this stuff in real life?” I have found that a great way to answer this question is through the Future Channel videos, which are excellent at bridging the gaps between math concepts learned in the classroom and their real world applications. These videos are short, so I can quickly show one during a class period without it interfering with instructional time. Additionally, the lesson worksheets that accompany the videos provide an extra resource that helps reinforce the concepts and relate them to various real life topics. The best part of the Future Channel videos is that my students pay attention throughout the entire duration, and this engagement naturally leads to a class discussion about how the videos relate to the concepts I am teaching.” D.C.