Students will be working on math lessons that involve measurement, unit conversion, dimensional analysis, and percent error calculations. These skills are used routinely in manufacturing on a daily basis. Frequently, workers are required to convert from metric to standard measurements depending on customer specifications. In order to stay within tolerance levels manufacturers must be able to cut, fit, and affix parts with a high level of accuracy. This lesson functions as an engineering primer. Regardless of what your students will be building this lesson will take them through measurement, cutting, and assembling a low cost model. This will allow you to see what the students’ skills are like before turning them loose on a more expensive building project.
Author: John Scarfpin