Creating a Number Set Venn Diagram Poster

Reflections of a Second-career Math Teacher

As I prepare my classroom for the upcoming start of school, I have decided to create fifteen or so mathematics posters for display around the room.  These will complement ten motivational posters I purchased and posted already.  As I am not a classically trained mathematician, I want to make sure I do not erroneously depict the mathematics on the posters I create.

One such poster, below, consists of a Venn diagram of number set types spanning the natural numbers to the complex numbers and including the integers, the rational numbers, the real algebraic numbers, the real numbers, and the imaginary numbers.  The counting, measuring, irrational, and transcendental numbers are also noted.

My question for my PLN follows.  Is this a proper depiction of the different number sets in mathematics?  I took liberty omitting the algebraic set containing only imaginary numbers for two reasons: 1) difficult to depict…

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About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Secondary math teacher teaching math intervention, algebra 1, honors precalculus, and AP Calculus AB. I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
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9 Responses to Creating a Number Set Venn Diagram Poster

  1. daveinstpaul says:

    \sin(\pi/3) is not a transcendental number. It is a real algebraic number, equal to \sqrt{3}/2. However, \sin(1) is transcendental.


  2. Jim says:

    sin(pi/3) is not transcendental.


  3. Jim says:

    The values of all circular functions are algebraic at all arguments which are rational multiples of pi (or undefined). The only rational values at these points are 0, +- 1, +-(1/2) and +-2.
    The values of all circular functions at all non-zero algebraic arguments are transcendental.


  4. Victoria says:

    I have been looking for a Number set poster and found this one. I think it is the best, very visual and easy to read. Where can I order it for our school? Thank you!


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