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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to enumerate sets and unions/intersections of sets systematically, using tables, grids and Venn diagrams".

Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Human Venn Diagrams Pupils move to positions in large circles on the floor according to their personal data.
- Venn Matching Game Match the sets statement with the equivalent Venn diagram. A drag and drop self marking exercise.
- Venn Totals Practise reading and creating Venn diagrams containing two and three sets and the number of elements in those sets.
- Venn Paint Video Here is a demonstration of how to illustrate union, intersection and complement of sets as they appear in Venn diagrams.
- Set Notation Matching Match the set notation statements with the equivalent symbol. A drag and drop self-marking exercise.
- Venn Diagrams Notation This video is from MathsWatch and explains all you need to know about using set notation with Venn diagrams.
- 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 Worksheet A collection of worksheets all related to the regions in Venn diagrams and the set notation describing them (answers included)

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*If the universal set is the set of positive even numbers less than 30 and:*" ... more - "
*(a) Complete the Venn diagram to represent this information:*" ... more - "
*The Venn diagram represents a collection of 40 books on sale in an online store.*" ... more

Click on a topic below for suggested lesson Starters, resources and activities from Transum.

- Probability Probability is a measure of the weight of evidence, and is arrived at through reasoning and inference. In simple terms it is a measure or estimation of likelihood of the occurrence of an event. The word probability comes from the Latin word probabilitas which is a measure of the authority of a witness in a legal case. Some of the earlier mathematical studies of probability were motivated by the desire to be more profitable when gambling. Today however the practical uses of probability theory go far beyond gambling and are used in many aspects of modern life. We believe that even adults can, in many cases, have a poor intuition regarding the effects of probability. These activities are designed to help pupils calculate but also get a 'feel' for the principles of probability.
- Sets Understand the terminology of sets and the basic set operations. Learn about Venn diagrams and the use of sets in the real world.

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