The usual lame joke (quite guess-able hence the anagram version) but sets and Venn diagrams covered in this one. This could lead to discussions and students inventing their own jokes.
This is a powerpoint covering all aspects of sets and venn diagrams required for GCSE. It contains brief notes by way of an explanation, model answers to questions and a question or two for the students to do; all of the questions come with answers that you can display when ready. The slide show comes with a progress grid (regularly referred to in the presentation) so that students can mark their progress from start to finish and pinpoint any areas that may need extra work with a “red/amber/green” system that they fill in; each one is given an approximate grade in both new (2017 onwards) and old system in England. It’s what I use in my lessons before setting tasks from worksheets or text books to practise.
Four sets of four problems where students have the answer but there are blanks in the questions which require filling in. This is designed to create discussion in class and hopefully provided natural differentiation. I will be using these as starters or plenaries as I believe they will develop deeper understanding of topics, but feel free to use them as you like (you will whatever I say).
Clive is getting confused on his homework again; this time it's sets and Venn diagrams. Your class' job is to check, correct and explain why Clive has gone wrong. This is designed to create discussion in class.
This takes students through everything they will need to know about sets and Venn diagrams, building up to the hardest type of question (hence the name).
Four spiders on sets and two on shading Venn diagrams. Hopefully these will create a little discussion and make students think. A couple of the diagrams now improved.
These defuse the bomb tasks have all been written since the New Year and have been successful in online lessons as well as in class. They cover topics such as rounding, truncation, sequences, sets and Venn diagrams, quadratics, compound measures, tree diagrams and more. They are all available for free individually.
A bunch of codebreakers (30 I think, with answers) on various topics, including Venn diagrams (probability), set notation, vectors (including calculations), turning points of quadratics (completing the square), transformations, truncation/error intervals, sale prices, properties of number, circle theorems, product rule for counting, identities, midpoints, domain/range of functions, currency conversion, density, capture/recapture. These are good for any stage of a lesson or homework and are easy to mark as they should spell out the punchline to a joke. All these codebreakers are available individually for free.
Answer the questions and reveal the gag; I rather like this joke (I saw it on social media and it’s clean). There are “given that…” questions too to create discussion.
Six matchings involving set notation and shading Venn diagrams. Hopefully these will encourage discussion in the classroom and they are designed as starters or plenaries where students, since most of the answers are there, are encouraged to try harder problems than they might normally do.
Moving quite quickly from placing data into Venn diagrams up to Venn diagram notation using common enemies of X-Men and Wolverine. Error corrected!
Answer the Maths questions and reveal the punchline to a fish-related joke. These ahve gone down really well in online lessons but went down well in “normal” lessons before. Topics include angles, area, bearings, simultaneous equation, Venn diagrams, quadratic equations, Pythagoras, trigonometry and many many more on the 45+ tasks, each with answers.
Shade the appropriate areas of the Venn diagrams given the sets listed to reveal the punchline to a joke.
All these are available for free individually but if you want them all in one lot here you go. Each delivers a (generally lame) joke whilst practising key mathematical skills. I use them for short homeworks, starters and plenaries. Topics include vectors, probability trees, circle theorems, algebraic fractions, histograms, angle properties, trigonometry, simultaneous equations, sets and Venn diagrams. All come with answers.
These cover new topics on the GCSE curriculum including Venn diagrams (Given that…), iteration, algebraic proof, expanding three brackets and others plus some gaps plugged from the original bundles. Each sheet contains questions and an accompanying video which is accessed via a QR code; the video is reasonably short and covers a couple of examples of similar questions on the sheet.
This is a booklet of around 180 worksheets covering the GCSE Maths course, each with an accompanying QR code to a short video for those who need a reminder of how to do the questions (the videos aren’t solutions to the questions on the sheet but to similar questions). There are answer sheets at the end so answers can be checked. This includes new elements of the GCSE including iteration, frequency trees, Venn diagrams and other topics. Each section (Number, Algebra, Geometry and Data) is available individually but if you want the whole booklet then this is for you.
These are homework sheets which also contain a QR code to a tutorial video if the students require. I have used similar before and parents (and children) have found the QR code very useful and should avoid the “I don’t get it” excuse as they can get help via the QR code. The tutorials have been made using the app Explain Everything if you are interested. Topics covered include averages from frequency tables, grouped frequency including estimating the mean etc, cumulative frequency and box plots, histograms, sets, Venn diagrams, two-way tables and tree diagrams. Each comes with answers too.
A relatively simple activity of putting X-Men's enemies into Venn diagrams, not using any of the notation.
Two true or false activities: one on Venn diagrams including probability and one on shading regions of Venn diagrams with both using set notation. Students decide and discuss whether the answers given are true or false. These have worked successfully in real-life and online lessons for me.
Two more fish jokes to decipher: one on set notation and one on Venn diagrams. These have worked well for me both in the classroom and online with others using them as homework tasks.
Two “Crack The Safe” activities, one on reading Venn diagrams and the other using set notation. These are designed to be used as a starter or a plenary and allow students to self-mark as possible answers are shown but more that they require to avoid guessing.