Describe a Venn Diagram



A Venn diagram, sometimes referred to as a set diagram, is a diagram that graphically displays all the possible relationships between a finite number of sets.  At their simplest, Venn diagrams are made up of overlapping circles. The interior of each circle represents a set of objects, or objects that have something in common. The exterior of the circle represents all that each set excludes. The areas where circles overlap show the relationship between sets. For instance, if one circle represents the set “women” and another circle represents the set “politicians” the area of overlap would represent women who are politicians.

Key Words

exclusion

exterior of the circle

interior of the circle

Overlap

Sets

Describe the following Venn Diagrams:

The students will break into six groups and make Venn Diagrams and then explain them to the class.

Group 1 – The group will make a Venn diagram comparing Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Group 2 – The group will make a Venn diagram comparing any two Disney Princesses the group chooses: 2.1 Snow White, 2.2 Cinderella, 2.3 Aurora, 2.4 Ariel, 2.5 Belle, 2.6 Jasmine, 2.7 Pocahontas, 2.8 Mulan, 2.9 Tiana, and 2.10 Rapunzel

Group 3 – The group will make a Venn diagram comparing Doraemon and Hello Kitty.

Group 4 – The group will make a Venn diagram comparing a cow and horse.

Group 5 – The group will make a Venn diagram comparing insects and spiders.

Group 6 – The group will make a Venn diagram comparing Taylor Swift and Miley Cirus.

The students can use Make Sweet  and  Twitter Venn to make Venn Diagrams.

Workbook

Describe a Venn Diagram Worksheet

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One response to “Describe a Venn Diagram

  1. Great tute on Venn diagrams. One question thought, other than Microsoft products there are free/free to try tools to create awesome venn diagrams like Creately

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