7th Grade MAT Targeted Standards
Domain (SP) Statistics and Probability
Cluster: Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models

MAT-07.SP.08 Find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation.

  • a. Understand that, just as with simple events, the probability of a compound event is the fraction of outcomes in the sample space for which the compound event occurs.
  • b. Represent sample spaces for compound events using methods such as organized lists, tables and tree diagrams. For an event described in everyday language (e.g., “rolling double sixes”), identify the outcomes in the sample space with compose the event.
  • c. Design and use a simulation to generate frequencies for compound events.

Student Learning Targets:

  • I can find the theoretical Probability
  • I can find the experimental Probability
  • I can determine the relationship between experimental and theoretical probability
  • I can predict the experimental probability of an event based on the theoretical probability
  • I can determine the likelihood of an event occurring based on the probability
  • I can use organized lists tree diagrams, tables, simulations, and mathematical computations to determine the probability of compound events.


Compound events

sample space

tree diagram


favorable outcomes


Proficiency Scale

 Link to Proficiency Scale

Rubric - Resources

Khan Academy

Theoretical Probability

Marble Probability

Compound Probability using a sample space

Compound Probability using a tree diagram

Dependent Events

Big Ideas Math: Probability is found in Chapter 9 of the Big Ideas math book

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