Old school Venn
Recently I saw this picture from Ed Southall (@solvemymaths) and thought it interesting:
It is an O level question on Venn Diagrams from 1988. I had a go at it.
The Venn itself was easy enough to fill in and the forming and solving part followed nicely.
As did the rest.
Having gotten used to A level statistics this was relatively straightforward, it manages to test use and knowledge of Venns but doesn’t go as far as probabilities.
I like Venn diagrams and I think questions like this are a good start point to build on, students who can do this will find A level Venns much easier. I assume that this style of question may be what we can expect from the new style GCSE, and even if it’s not its certainly something I intend to use with my classes.