# Compound Probability

Use this math lesson to introduce compound events! Students will build on their understanding of probability as they learn how to find the sample space and probability of compound events given real-world examples.
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Use this math lesson to introduce probability of compound events! Building off students’ understanding of simple events, teachers will help students understand how to find the sample space of compound events and how to find the probability of compound events. To demonstrate understanding, students will find sample spaces of compound events and probabilities of compound events given real-world examples, partner work, and independent practice.

#### Learning Objectives

• Students will be able to determine the sample spaces of compound events.
• Students will be able to calculate compound probabilities.

#### Introduction

(5 minutes)
• Prior to teaching this lesson, make sure you have introduced how to find simple probabilities to your students. Students should know the terms outcomes, events, and sample space.
• Put three different pieces of candy in a container, and show students the container. Ask students to independently find the probability of randomly selecting one specific piece of candy and write that probability on a sheet of paper.
• Show students a six-sided die. Ask students to independently find the probability of rolling a 5 and write that probability on the sheet of paper.