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Sets

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Sets. In the right column below are links to related online activities, videos and teacher resources.

A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Sets Starters:

Refreshing Revision: It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

Venn Diagram: Arrange numbers on the Venn Diagram according to their properties.

 

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Featured Activity

Hi-Low Predict

Hi-Low Predict

A version of the Play Your Cards Right TV programme. Calculate the probabilities of cards being higher or lower than the one shown. a fun way to practise applying probability and using fractions.

 

Curriculum for Sets:

Years 7 to 9

Pupils should be taught to enumerate sets and unions/intersections of sets systematically, using tables, grids and Venn diagrams more...

Years 10 and 11

Pupils should be taught to solve linear inequalities in 1 {or 2} variable {s}, {and quadratic inequalities in 1 variable}; represent the solution set on a number line, {using set notation and on a graph} more...

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"It's great to have a starter that's timed and focuses the attention of everyone fully. I told them in advance I would do 10 then record their percentages."

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"This triangle starter is excellent. I have used it with all of my ks3 and ks4 classes and they are all totally focused when counting the triangles."

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"I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information."

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Notes:

Understand the terminology of sets and the basic set operations. Learn about Venn diagrams and the use of sets in the real world.

Sets Teacher Resources:

Human Venn Diagrams: Pupils move to positions in large circles on the floor according to their personal data.

Sets Activities:

Number Systems: Place the numbers in the correct sets in this concentric circles Venn diagram.

Set Notation Matching Game: Match the set notation statements with the equivalent symbol(s). A drag and drop self marking exercise.

Venn Diagram: Place each of the numbers 1 to 16 on the correct regions on the Venn diagram.

Venn Diagram Matching Game: Match the sets statement with the equivalent Venn diagram. A drag and drop self marking exercise.

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 Totals: Practise reading and creating Venn diagrams containing two and three sets and the number of elements in those sets.

Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an ever-growing collection of Exam-Style Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Sets.

Sets Videos:

Set notation and Venn Diagrams: GCSE Tutorial - Set Notation and Venn Diagrams - Shading, Intersections (higher and foundation)

Shading Venn Diagrams: Shading intersections, unions and complements in Venn diagrams.

Venn Diagrams Notation: This video is from MathsWatch and explains all you need to know about using set notation with Venn diagrams.

Sets External Links:

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