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Texas A&M University

Venn Diagrams

Manuel, Bollinger, Collins

Three overlaping large circles are drawn on the floor using three colors of masking tape. For several choices of questions, the students stand in the correct regions to learn how Venn diagrams work.

Then they get to solve puzzles such as:

In a study of 100 sixth graders:
32 liked English
43 liked Science
49 liked Math
18 liked both English and Science
21 liked both Science and Math
17 liked both English and Math
7 liked all three classes.
How many students liked Math, but not English or Science?
How many did not like any of the three subjects?

© Philip B. Yasskin, 2005.
Last updated Jan 22, 2005