Mathematics from 'La Ville Rose' - Exploring all the possible things mathematics can be at the International School of Toulouse.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
The Big Breakfast Venn
It started out as a simple idea. IB Maths studies students drew a giant Venn diagram on the playground with chalk to do a survey of what people had for breakfast. They stood where they belonged in the diagram and they drew little stick figures of themselves to serve as a record. At break we invited other staff and students to put themselves in the diagram, then lots of classes from the primary school came over and before we knew it we had created 'The Big Breakfast Venn'. The drawings got more and more elaborate with the art department steeling the show! It was a simple idea just to play with different sections of a Venn diagram before going on to some more complicated problems and it turned in to a great whole school activity. Hopefully below you can see some of the great pictures we got to keep a record!