What is a Venn Diagram?

When you’re teaching your kids, at some point you’re probably going to use a Venn diagram.

You’ll use this great tool to compare and contrast two different objects, or you might compare and contrast three different objects once your kids are more advanced with using Venn diagrams.

When I started teaching, I didn’t know what a Venn diagram was, but then I saw the term online and started researching to find out more about it.

What I learned is that it’s a great visual way to compare and contrast. For example, if I wanted to look at the differences between horses and cows, I could use a Venn diagram to compare their similarities and contrast their differences. Or I could do the same with birds and mammals to look at what’s similar between them and what’s different about them.

If you want to make a Venn diagram, all you do is draw two circles that overlap each other. The circles are usually drawn side by side, and where they overlap, you need to have enough room to write.

Where the circles don’t overlap, you’ll be writing differences between the two objects, and where they do overlap, that’s where you’ll write down the similarities.

Make sure that you label the two circles of your Venn diagram so you know what each one represents.

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