This collection from Teachers TV features videos, covering a wide range of mathematics topics, which are intended to be shown in class. Often ideal for use as as a lesson starter, some show practical applications of mathematical principles which pose problems for students to solve. Areas covered include:

*algebra to solve real problems
*surface area of different shapes
*averages
*continuous data
*estimation
*nets
*ratio and proportion
*distance/time graphs
*equations
*golden ratio
*probability
*mathematics applied in business

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The Floor Plan of Durham Cathedral

This video resource from Teachers TV is presented by Steve Humble. Filmed in Durham Cathedral, it investigates the mathematics used by master masons and the links with classical architecture. Steve uses bearings to measure the dimensions of the floor plan of the cathedral and students are challenged to produce a...

Building Yard

This video resource from Teachers TV is presented by mathematics adviser and performer Isaac Anoom. Filmed in a building yard, it raises quick-fire starter questions on: estimating lengths, using nets to find the shortest route between two points, ratio and proportion applied to area and perimeter, volume of a...

Travel

This video resource from Teachers TV is presented by mathematics adviser and performer Isaac Anoom. Using travel as a context to solve maths problems, it compares different modes of transport for travel from London to Plymouth and raises questions on: reading a timetable, calculating average speed, using...

History of Maths

This video resource from Teachers TV features presenter Matthew Tosh as he briefly explains the history of different number systems and how the denary system was developed. He discusses the origins of algebra, the introduction of metric measurements and the controversy provoked by negative numbers, which some of...

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