Lesson Plan: Mutually Exclusive and Exhaustive Events Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to recognize and work with mutually exclusive outcomes and determine when events are exhaustive.


Students will be able to

  • determine whether events are mutually exclusive or not,
  • interpret mutual exclusivity of events in terms of Venn diagrams,
  • solve problems involving mutually exclusive and exhaustive events.


Students should already be familiar with

  • probabilities,
  • Venn diagrams.

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