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Printable Venn Diagram Template

I created this printable Venn Diagram template to use with Guess My Rule cards, but it could be used in so many different ways in the math classroom.

printable venn diagram template

A couple of weeks ago, I was afraid that the lesson I had planned on Venn Diagrams wouldn’t take the entire 50 minute class period.  I was trying really hard to think up some sort of extension activity we could do that would extend my students’ understanding.

venn diagram template with two circles and outline

That’s when I remembered that I had decks of laminated shape cards in three different colors and three different sizes in my filing cabinet.

Guess My Rule Activity set up on student desks in classroom.

The shape cards are from the Guess My Rule activity described in Elizabeth Cohen’s Designing Groupwork.

Guess My Rule Shape Cards.

I decided to take some of my 11 x 17 cardstock and print a Venn Diagram template on it.  

free printable venn diagram template with guess my rule cards

Then, I slid each sheet of cardstock into one of my 11 x 17 dry erase pockets.  If you are looking to save a bit of money, you can also pick up a package of 11 x 17 sheet protectors for a much cheaper price! They won’t be quite as durable, but students can still write and erase with their dry erase markers.


dry erase pockets

I cannot imagine teaching math without my dry erase pockets! They instantly make any activity more engaging and save me countless hours at the copy machine since I can use the same class sets of copies year after year.

Here are my current go-to recommendations:

Here’s the finished product.  The left circle represents triangles.  The right circle represents green cards.

Venn Diagram Template in Dry Erase Pocket with Guess My Rule Cards on Top.

Even though I was worried about running out of time and needing an extension activity, the lesson I had planned did end up taking the entire class period.  

So,  I never ended up using this with my students.  Still, I thought I should still share in case it might inspire someone else.

I also have a 3 Circle Venn Diagram template that can be downloaded.

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