There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Sets. In the right column below are links to related online activities, videos and teacher resources.

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### Sets Starters:

Refreshing Revision: It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

Venn Diagram: Arrange numbers on the Venn Diagram according to their properties.

#### Playing Card Maths

Imagine you are on a desert island with nothing but a pack of playing cards. Do you have to stop learning mathematics? Of course not! Here are some great ideas for teachers, parents and tutors.

### Curriculum for Sets:

#### Years 7 to 9

Pupils should be taught to enumerate sets and unions/intersections of sets systematically, using tables, grids and Venn diagrams more...

#### Years 10 and 11

Pupils should be taught to solve linear inequalities in 1 {or 2} variable {s}, {and quadratic inequalities in 1 variable}; represent the solution set on a number line, {using set notation and on a graph} more...

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"An absolutely brilliant resource. Only recently been discovered but is used daily with all my classes. It is particularly useful when things can be saved for further use. Thank you!"

Comment recorded on the 10 April 'Starter of the Day' page by Mike Sendrove, Salt Grammar School, UK.:

"A really useful set of resources - thanks. Is the collection available on CD? Are solutions available?"

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"I think this is a brilliant website as all the students enjoy doing the puzzles and it is a brilliant way to start a lesson."

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### Notes:

Understand the terminology of sets and the basic set operations. Learn about Venn diagrams and the use of sets in the real world.

### Sets Teacher Resources:

Human Venn Diagrams: Pupils move to positions in large circles on the floor according to their personal data.

### Sets Activities:

Number Systems: Place the numbers in the correct sets in this concentric circles Venn diagram.

Set Notation Matching Game: Match the set notation statements with the equivalent symbol(s). A drag and drop self marking exercise.

Venn Diagram: Place each of the numbers 1 to 16 on the correct regions on the Venn diagram.

Venn Diagram Matching Game: Match the sets statement with the equivalent Venn diagram. A drag and drop self marking exercise.

Venn Diagram Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of Venn diagrams.

Venn Paint: Flood fill the regions of the Venn diagrams according to the given statements.

Venn Totals: Practise reading and creating Venn diagrams containing two and three sets and the number of elements in those sets.

Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an ever-growing collection of Exam-Style Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Sets.

### Sets Videos:

Set notation and Venn Diagrams: GCSE Tutorial - Set Notation and Venn Diagrams - Shading, Intersections (higher and foundation)

Venn Diagrams Notation: This video is from MathsWatch and explains all you need to know about using set notation with Venn diagrams.

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#### Circle Theorems Exercise

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