# Venn Diagram

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## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Number | Sets

• Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venn_Diagram
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• 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
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• 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
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• Great starter. Helped with lesson as it covered square numbers and the lesson was on the Theorem of Pythagoras.
• Lorraine Weston, Birchington Kent
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• Good idea this helped me with my special needs group on this concept.
• Mrs Lewis, Hartford High School
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• This is great, I used it to introduce the idea of mutually exclusive events to my Year 8 Express Set.
• Class 2.1, Brechin High
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• 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
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• We are very upset that you can't get a number in the middle!

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