This worksheet provides a comprehensive overview of the product rule for counting, gradually progressing from basic problems to more complex scenarios.
Section A kicks things off by asking students to use a sample space diagram to list all possible outcomes. As the variables change students will consider what impact this has on the total number of outcomes.
Then sections B and C will see pupils applying the product rule for counting to solve problems with independent events where order does and does not matter. All questions are based on practical situations such as menu choices and games played in sports leagues.
Students may use calculators while completing this worksheet.