Venn Diagram

A Maths Starter of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Number Patterns

• Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venn_Diagram
• Wednesday, June 28, 2006
• "Venn diagrams are illustrations used in the branch of mathematics known as set theory. They are used to show the mathematical or logical relationship between different groups of things (sets). A Venn diagram shows all the logical relations between the sets. Euler diagrams are similar, but do not need to show all the relations; in common usage, this distinction is often ignored."
• Jo Melville, Aberdeen
• Friday, June 22, 2007
• "Great Starter - allowed review of different types of number. Extension activity - pupils made up other Venn diagrams to sort different types of numbers into different sets eg triangular numbers, odd numbers, cube numbers."
• D Veeranna, bec, Bristol
• Tuesday, July 01, 2008
• "Great starter. Helped with lesson as it covered square numbers and the lesson was on the Theorem of Pythagoras."
• Lorraine Weston, Birchington Kent
• Sunday, October 05, 2008
• "Good idea this helped me with my special needs group on this concept."
• Mrs Lewis, Hartford High School
• Tuesday, November 04, 2008
• "This is great, I used it to introduce the idea of mutually exclusive events to my Year 8 Express Set."
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• Class 2.1, Brechin High
• Monday, June 28, 2010
• "We liked this one as we had to think about questions like, 'Why are there no numbers which are prime and square?' Our teacher especially likes Venn Diagrams."
• Class 4, Blackboys School
• Tuesday, June 28, 2011
• "We are very upset that you can't get a number in the middle!"

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