# The Power of Probability

## Calculating Simple and Compound Probability

Welcome to "The Power of Probability," an engaging math program newly expanded for higher standards, which gives students opportunities to practice their skills and knowledge of the mathematics of probability.

Developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, the program's lessons and worksheets motivate students through activities that use mathematics for real purposes.

The three lessons below are accompanied by fun activity worksheets. The program also includes a bonus worksheet and an exciting online probability challenge.

Standards Chart: Common Core State and NCTM (PDF)

### Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: Probability Basics

Students will use tree diagrams, tables, and the fundamental counting principle to calculate probability.

Students will use tree diagrams, tables, and the fundamental counting principle to calculate probability.

Lesson 2: Simple Probability and Sampling

Students will use a sample to make predictions about a population and add the probabilities of multiple outcomes to determine the probability of an event.

Students will use a sample to make predictions about a population and add the probabilities of multiple outcomes to determine the probability of an event.

Lesson 3: Compound Probability

Students will use the formula for compound probability to calculate the probability of multiple independent events.

Students will use the formula for compound probability to calculate the probability of multiple independent events.