Probabilities of Independent Events – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on probabilities of independent events that looks at how to find probabilities of one or both of two independent events happening. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objectives

  • To calculate combined probabilities of independent events.
  • To use union and intersect notation.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher or foundation tier students. It could also be used with Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Probabilities of Independent Events’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Student Worksheet on Probabilities of Independent Events
  • Plenary Match Cards
  • Probability Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the sixth lesson in the ‘Probability’ unit of work (foundation tier) and also the fifth lesson in the ‘Probability’ unit of work (higher tier).

The Probability (Foundation Tier) unit is available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in the unit are:

The Probability (Higher Tier) unit is also available as a pack with homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in this unit are: