Secondary Maths Collection – Teachers TV – Videos for use in the Maths Classroom

TES Secondary maths resource collections

Collection Author: Craig Barton - Maths AST and creator of (TES Name: mrbartonmaths)

Teachers TV was a fantastic resource. It was jam-packed full of videos of excellent teaching practice across all subjects, age ranges and ability levels, stimulating and engaging in-class resources, examples of maths in the real world, studies of how children learn and the most effective ways to address this, behaviour management issues and strategies, and much, much more!

The bad news is that in the midst of all the budget cuts, funding for Teachers TV was removed, and the website closed. The good news is that TES now hosts 3500 Teachers TV videos, so they are available to watch again, completely free.

Due to rights issues, not all of the videos are here – most notably the Maths for Real series, featuring a young Ben Shepherd has been withdrawn by Channel 4 – but there is enough quality to make this a quality set of resources.

Below I have assembled all the best Teachers TV videos that could be used in the maths classroom. I hope you find them useful.

Inside Maths Series

A good series of videos suggesting interesting ways of tackling some nasty (and often dull) topics.

Distance/Time Graphs

Ratios and Proportions

Straight Line Graphs

Maths in the Real World

A really nice series of videos which reveals how maths creeps into every day life. There are lots of opportunities to question your students on some of the challenges posed, so get ready on the pause button!


Cricket Match

Night Train

Marcus de Sautoy Videos

I think Marcus du Sautoy is excellent, engaging, and manages to impart his passion for maths onto even the most reluctant. This series of 15 minute programs centred around the broad topic of maths in the real world make for good whole class viewing.

Zero to Infinity

Lucky Numbers

Patterns in Nature

Safety in Numbers

Maths Starters on Location

A series of quick fire maths starter activities, filmed on location!

Building Yard

Shopping Mall



More Maths Starters

Starter activities for introducing a variety of topics

Percentages: Price Discount on Suitcases

Surface Area: Octagon

Value for Money: Box of Teabags


A series of excellent videos showing students the wide variety of careers that require good maths skills

Choosing Careers

Maths in the Navy

Spacecraft Engineer

Planetary Scientist


Logistics Managers

TES Secondary maths teaching resources