This series of interactive excel sheets explore calculating the probability of events from Venn diagrams. Another resource exploring the use of Venn diagrams can be found in our Virtual Textbook: Secondary collection.
The first sheet contains a summary of the probability definitions and formulae used in the following sheets.
The remaining five interactive sheets look at a series of Venn diagrams containing various combinations of events A, B and C. New examples can be generated at the click of a button. Each sheet has a series of questions that cover AND/OR rules, complementary events, conditional probability and mutually exclusive events.
This program was designed by be viewed on a screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768. Users may have to adjust the resolution of their screen for the pages to display as was originally intended. The program uses macros which need to be enabled on users’ machine.