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Career Connections | Supply Chain Manager

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Meet a warehouse manager who explains how he uses supply chain computer technology to monitor inbound and outbound products in his rewarding job in a large, 24/7, warehouse operation.

Cheese by the Numbers: 33

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Do you know what percentage of milk produced in the U.S. is used for cheese? Do you know how much milk you need to make a pound of cheese? Find out in this segment of Cheese Cubed.

NOVA: Making Stuff Faster | The Math Behind Package Delivery

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Learn how UPS, a global package delivery company, has developed an algorithm to schedule routes for its delivery trucks in this video from NOVA: Making Stuff Faster. Host and technology columnist David Pogue examines how difficult it is to find the most efficient way to visit multiple locations—a mathematical challenge known as the "traveling salesman problem." UPS has developed a system that breaks the problem down into smaller problems so that a computer can approximate the best solution without having to do an astronomical amount of calculations.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Career Connections | Architect Sports Planner

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An associate principal of an architectural firm that designs stadiums and athletic facilities talks about his love of drawing from a young age and how he thinks "outside the box" to make a client's vision a reality.

Career Connections | Construction Manager

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Learn from a construction manager at a major construction firm about how drawings are made and how quality control is performed. Hear about safety, change orders and the importance of following the budget.

Quantus

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Learn about the use of quantification, coordinates and basic foundations of model construction and animation using a computer.

What is a fractal (and why do they matter)? | MIT's Science Out Loud

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Fractals are complex, never-ending patterns created by repeating mathematical equations. Yuliya, a undergrad in Math at MIT, delves into their mysterious properties and how they can be found in technology and nature.

Career Connections | Restaurant Management

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In this video viewers will learn why having knowledge and competence in customer service, world languages, fine arts, and financial literacy are critical for a restaurant manager.

Architecture & Trigonometry

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Students ask, "Why learn trigonometry?" This architecture career video uses graphic overlays on real architectural structures to engage students and explore the many ways that architects use trigonometry in their jobs.

Human Performance Careers

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This video takes students behind the scenes to explore the STEM career field of human performance and its many applications.

America Revealed | Desktop Factory

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Support STEM learning with this video that profiles "MakerBot," a 3D printer that is changing the nature of manufacturing. Then use the accompanying lesson plan, "The DIY Boom: A Hands-On Look at the New Industrial Revolution," to have students explore the “new industrial revolution” by collaborating on a hands-on DIY manufacturing project using the free 3D design tool Google Sketchup.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

America Revealed | Gridlock

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Using this video, which examines the solutions to the problem of traffic congestion in New York City’s Times Square, teach a dynamic problem-solution lesson, "No More Traffic Jams: Identifying Gridlock Solutions in Your Community," that supports your STEM curriculum. Students explore how policy, infrastructure and technology changes can impact traffic and identify and design solutions to traffic problems in their communities.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Bungee Jump

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In this video from the Teaching Channel, Patrick Roda teaches his 8th grade math class about the line of best fit. Students are taught multiple ways of calculating the line of best fit, and are then able to apply their calculations to a Barbie doll bungee jump experiment. After performing the experiment, Roda discusses the importance of evaluating the results with students and the value of letting the students choose their method of calculation.

America Revealed | Clear Skies

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Support your History, Geography, and Science curriculum with this video which takes a close look at how policy and technology improvements in the planning and procedure of air traffic control systems can guide the future of air transportation. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "Crowded Skies: Imagining the Future of Air Transportation," to have students write proposals for improving the state of transportation in the United States.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

West Virginia | Advanced Manufacturing Technicians are In-Demand

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Examine the skills and education necessary to secure a career in advanced manufacturing technology.  Practice solving problems using logic to analyze truth tables and learn how math is used in programmable logic controllers.

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