Connecting Industry to Math Instruction (CIMI) Activities

Bill of Materials: Matrices

In this activity, students will use matrices to determine if they have the supplies required to build a Hydra Rack.

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Cool Your Chickens: Algebra and Geometry

In this activity, students will use basic Algebra to determine the pulley diameters required to obtain a specific speed of shaft rotation and they will use Geometry to determine the correct size of a Clean in Place Tank.

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Let’s Get Mechanical: Algebra and Geometry

Let’s Get Mechanical: Students will use Algebra and Geometry to determine the outside air requirements and heating loads required for building design.

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Loads of Steel: Algebra

Students will use Algebra to determine the thickness of steel plates that need to be fabricated in order to ensure it is structurally sound and economically efficient

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Mind Your Tolerance: Statistics

In this activity, students will use Statistics to determine which Inhaler Canisters are out of tolerance.

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Pareto Analysis in Quality Improvement: Statistics

In this activity, students will learn how to create a Pareto Chart to analyze why a system isn’t working and apply the 80/20 rule to make recommendations for improving processes.

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Solar Energy: Trigonometry

In this activity, students will use Right Triangle Trigonometry along with the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines to determine the placement of solar panels on a flat roof that will yield the maximum energy output.

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Stormwater Management: Algebra

Quantity: Is a stormwater management system needed?  CLH Design specializes in school site development and is contracted to develop stormwater management plans for the construction of South Lakes Elementary School.

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Virus Growth and Production: Statistics

Virus Growth and Protection: In this activity, students will use mathematical modeling to determine the ideal temperature for virus growth and vaccine production. In addition, the students will use Statistics to compare the efficacy of two drugs.

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Wastewater Collection System: Mathematical Modeling

Students will use mathematical modeling to determine the size of the pump needed to move wastewater to a treatment facility.

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