Lesson Plan: Definition of a Set Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to define a set and use this to identify its elements and properties.


Students will be able to

  • understand that a set is a well-defined collection of objects that have a property in common,
  • understand that the objects in a set are called its elements,
  • identify whether something is a set,
  • identify the elements of different sets using words.


Students should already be familiar with

  • sorting objects, shapes, and numbers according to their properties.


Students will not cover

  • listing the elements of a set using notation.

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