Common Interest Matrix

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Provide students with a visual representation of the similarities and differences within a group.


  • List students' names in the far left column
  • Ask students to name their interests (to be listed in the slanted columns at the top of the matrix)
  • Mark (X) the boxes in the matrix to denote a common interest among the students
  • Use the information to help students:
    • Recognize others with the same interests
    • Make choices about whom to invite and play
    • Start a conversation based on a common interest

Sample Form: