With Venn Diagrams on the new UK GCSE Mathematics specifications (an excellent addition I believe), and also on other exam specifications, I thought I would update an earlier post on Venn Diagrams and collect resources together.
CIMT Venn Diagrams
CIMT is one of my Top >10 websites for a very good reason – when I want additional examples for any topic at any level I can always find them on CIMT! Venn Diagrams is no exception to this, you can find Venn Diagrams in the student interactive resources here and the text chapter on Logic from the Year 7 text here; in sections 1.3 and 1.4 of the text you will find examples and exercises on set notation and Venn diagrams.
Nrich too can always be relied on to provide resources – a search on ‘venn’ returns these resources.
Nrich Venn Diagrams
teachitmaths Venn diagram dominoes
From teachitMaths, try Venn diagram dominoes (pdf versions of all the resources on this site are free).
On Diagnostic Questions we have a series of question like this.
On Mathisfun see Sets and Venn Diagrams; note the questions at the bottom of the page.
In the comments below Anja has reminded us of Jonny Griffiths wonderful RISPS – see in particular RISP 10.
On a similar theme – from the Further Maths network have a look at the excellent GCSE extension tasks, see NA1 for example.
These three interactives from Shodor are a good introduction to Venn diagrams:
Venn Diagrams, Shape Sorter and Triple Venn Diagram Shape Sorter
With the Triple Venn Diagram Shape Sorter you can either set the rules or guess the rules by selecting the appropriate botton:
Some excellent activities are available from the Illuminations site.
The Shape Sorter allows exploration of geometric properties of shapes.
Select Instructions and Exploration for clear information on how to use the resource.
From the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, this Venn Diagrams applet allows exploration of set operations such as union and intersection.
WolframAlpha can also be used.
The slideshow here shows several examples.
Update: a Twitter conversation on a fun idea!
Now if the book seems a little pricey you can get ideas from the sample pages and I’m sure teachers can get creative! Here’s some more on MailOnline.
If you want to create your own there are plenty of tools to use – there is a good summary here on Cometdocs.
New Scientist Gallery – Venn Diagrams
…and to take Venn Diagrams to their extremes have a look at these wonderful images from New Scientist!