# Sets & Venn Diagrams Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

With this lesson plan, your students are going to explore the concepts of sets, Venn diagrams and probability. They will apply their knowledge by organizing and analyzing a collection of data.

## Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

• Define the concept of sets and Venn diagrams
• Distinguish between mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events
• Organize a collection of data into sets and determine probability

90-120 minutes

## Curriculum Standards

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.1

Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5

Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3.C

Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.

## Materials

• Copies of the lesson quiz
• Lists of 50 animals that live in the Amazon Rainforest
• Basic calculators

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