### Unit Plan

# The Power of Probability: Calculating Simple and Compound Probability

In the Power of Probability unit, students will learn about the relationship between probability and real-world outcomes, use tree diagrams and tables to calculate probability, and use compound probability to calculate the probability of multiple events.

Grades

6–8

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### Overview

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.

### Objectives

**Students will:**

- Use tree diagrams, tables, and the fundamental counting principle to calculate probability
- Use a sample to make predictions about a population and add the probabilities of multiple outcomes to determine the probability of an event
- Use the formula for compound probability to calculate the probability of multiple independent events