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Statistics and Probability: Senior High School SHS Teaching Guide


Statistics and Probability Teaching Guide

Prior to the implementation of K-12, Statistics was taught in public high schools in the Philippines typically in the last quarter of third year. In private schools, Statistics was taught as either an elective, or a required but separate subject outside of regular Math classes. In college, Statistics was taught practically to everyone either as a three unit or six unit course. All college students had to take at least three to six units of a Math course, and would typically “endure” a Statistics course to graduate. Teachers who taught these Statistics classes, whether in high school or in college, would typically be Math teachers, who may not necessarily have had formal training in Statistics. They were selected out of the understanding (or misunderstanding) that Statistics is Math. Statistics does depend on and uses a lot of Math, but so do many disciplines, e.g. engineering, physics, accounting, chemistry, computer science. But Statistics is not Math, not even a branch of Math. Hardly would one think that accounting is a branch of mathematics simply because it does a lot of calculations. An accountant would also not describe himself as a mathematician.

Math largely involves a deterministic way of thinking and the way Math is taught in schools leads learners into a deterministic way of examining the world around them. Statistics, on the other hand, is by and large dealing with uncertainty. Statistics uses inductive thinking (from specifics to generalities), while Math uses deduction (from the general to the specific).

“Statistics has its own tools and ways of thinking, and statisticians are quite insistent that those of us who teach mathematics realize that statistics is not mathematics, nor is it even a branch of mathematics. In fact, statistics is a separate discipline with its own unique ways of thinking and its own tools for approaching problems.” – J. Michael Shaughnessy, “Research on Students’ Understanding of Some Big Concepts in Statistics” (2006)

Statistics deals with data; its importance has been recognized by governments, by the private sector, and across disciplines because of the need for evidence-based decision making. It has become even more important in the past few years, now that more and more data is being collected, stored, analyzed and re-analyzed. From the time when humanity first walked the face of the earth until 2003, we created as much as 5 exabytes of data (1 exabyte being a billion “gigabytes”). Information communications technology (ICT) tools have provided us the means to transmit and exchange data much faster, whether these data are in the form of sound, text, visual images, signals or any other form or any combination of those forms using desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other gadgets with the use of the internet, social media (facebook, twitter). With the data deluge arising from using ICT tools, as of 2012, as much as 5 exabytes were being created every two days (the amount of data created from the beginning of history up to 2003); a year later, this same amount of data was now being created every ten minutes.

In order to make sense of data, which is typically having variation and uncertainty, we need the Science of Statistics, to enable us to summarize data for describing or explaining phenomenon; or to make predictions (assuming trends in the data continue). Statistics is the science that studies data, and what we can do with data. Teachers of Statistics and Probability can easily spend much time on the formal methods and computations, losing sight of the real applications, and taking the excitement out of things. The eminent statistician Bradley Efron mentioned how diverse statistical applications are:

“During the 20th Century statistical thinking and methodology has become the scientific framework for literally dozens of fields including education, agriculture, economics, biology, and medicine, and with increasing influence recently on the hard sciences such as astronomy, geology, and physics. In other words, we have grown from a small obscure field into a big obscure field.”

In consequence, the work of a statistician has become even fashionable. Google’s chief economist Hal Varian wrote in 2009 that “the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians.” He went on and mentioned that “The ability to take data – to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it’s going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades, not only at the professional level but even at the educational level for elementary school kids, for high school kids, for college kids. “

This teaching guide, prepared by a team of professional statisticians and educators, aims to assist Senior High School teachers of the Grade 11 second semester course in Statistics and Probability so that they can help Senior High School students discover the fun in describing data, and in exploring the stories behind the data. The K-12 curriculum provides for concepts in Statistics and Probability to be taught from Grade 1 up to Grade 8, and in Grade 10, but the depth at which learners absorb these concepts may need reinforcement. Thus, the first chapter of this guide discusses basic tools (such as summary measures and graphs) for describing data. While Probability may have been discussed prior to Grade 11, it is also discussed in Chapter 2, as a prelude to defining Random Variables and their Distributions. The next chapter discusses Sampling and Sampling Distributions, which bridges Descriptive Statistics and Inferential Statistics. The latter is started in Chapter 4, in Estimation, and further discussed in Chapter 5 (which deals with Tests of Hypothesis). The final chapter discusses Regression and Correlation.

Although Statistics and Probability may be tangential to the primary training of many if not all Senior High School teachers of Statistics and Probability, it will be of benefit for them to see why this course is important to teach. After all, if the teachers themselves do not find meaning in the course, neither will the students. Work developing this set of teaching materials has been supported by the Commission on Higher Education under a Materials Development Sub-project of the K-12 Transition Project. These materials will also be shared with Department of Education.

Writers of this teaching guide recognize that few Senior High School teachers would have formal training or applied experience with statistical concepts. Thus, the guide gives concrete suggestions on classroom activities that can illustrate the wide range of processes behind data collection and data analysis.

It would be ideal to use technology (i.e. computers) as a means to help teachers and students with computations; hence, the guide also provides suggestions in case the class may have access to a computer room (particularly the use of spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel). It would be unproductive for teachers and students to spend too much time working on formulas, and checking computation errors at the expense of gaining knowledge and insights about the concepts behind the formulas.

The guide gives a mixture of lectures and activities, (the latter include actual collection and analysis of data). It tries to follow suggestions of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Project of the American Statistical Association to go beyond lecture methods, and instead exercise conceptual learning, use active learning strategies and focus on real data. The guide suggests what material is optional as there is really a lot of material that could be taught, but too little time. Teachers will have to find a way of recognizing that diverse needs of students with variable abilities and interests.

This teaching guide for Statistics and Probability, to be made available both digitally and in print to senior high school teachers, shall provide Senior High School teachers of Statistics and Probability with much-needed support as the country’s basic education system transitions into the K-12 curriculum. It is earnestly hoped that Senior High School teachers of Grade 11 Statistics and Probability can direct students into examining the context of data, identifying the consequences and implications of stories behind Statistics and Probability, thus becoming critical consumers of information. It is further hoped that the competencies gained by students in this course will help them become more statistical literate, and more prepared for whatever employment choices (and higher education specializations) given that employers are recognizing the importance of having their employee know skills on data management and analysis in this very data-centric world.

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  1. Anthony Reyes says

    Please po na complete teaching guide ng stats and probability… dll din po! TY

    1. Anthony Reyes says

      Please help send po!

  2. Samme says

    kindly help me how to download stat and probability

  3. Edita C. Reyes says

    anyone who can help me in statistics and probability daily lesson plan? a sample will do… thank you in advance

  4. francis says

    This folder doesn’t exist or you no longer have permission to access it.>paano po ma.access ang teaching guides sa statistics?

  5. Ivan Mark Pasion says

    Paki email sakin ang link or file ng Learning Material nito please…

    [email protected]

  6. rina says

    empty po sir

  7. Chrisbhert Catelo says

    Good Morning po sir, pwede bang humingi ng teaching guide at learning guide ng Statistics and Probability. Kailangan ko talaga kasi may demonstration kami sa school next week or this week.

  8. Elsie M. Cuasay says

    Kindly send me a tg & lm of statistics & probability in my email. thank you so much…

  9. Emerson A. Abao says

    I cant download the file. Why is it?

  10. Sam B. says

    Empty folder pa din po ang stat..

  11. Erwin Burgos says

    folder is empty for stat and prob

  12. catherine galotera says

    gud day po. kindly send me a copy of the tg and lm of stat and prob. thanks and god bless

  13. Jennilyn says

    Sir Iam respectfully requesting for a copy of tg ang lg of prob and stat..please

  14. Teacher Mike says

    Bakit wala pang statistics and probability na pdf?

  15. remelyn S. Ordinado says

    cant download po. please send me here, [email protected] a copy of learner module and teacher guide for statistics and probability

  16. John says

    Pa help po..need ko po Yung statistic and probability book.thank you po

  17. Norbzbern says

    dito ko kinuha yung file pero statistics lang walang probability eh parang kulang

    1. Lovely says

      hello sir, were you able to download the complete copy? can you send me the link sir? thank you so much! 🙂

  18. Lanie says

    di naman po madownload yung statistics and probability

  19. lynne Villa says

    Good morning po. How to download a copy of Statistics and Probability?
    Google Drive says the folder doesn’t exist. please help me po! thanks

  20. Ma. Jeanette O. Seville says

    Sir please send me a copy of the complete set ng tg ng statistics at LM din po nito. and also please send me a copy of the tg ng empowerment technologies

  21. edward says

    d po madl the folder doesn’t exist daw po. meron po bang ipang paraan para madl.

      1. Kathleen says

        thanks so much sir..

  22. Daina says

    paano po to sir???

  23. Felix says

    sir, bat empty po yung folder ng stat and probability?Pano po ba yan madownload ulit?I need it po.Thank you po!

  24. rebecca says

    sir, please send me a copy of the whole TG and LM for stat and prob…thanks po

  25. pim says

    good pm po can i have a copy of statistics and probability tearhers guide please….. send into my email plz….

  26. marlon coronia says

    Please send me a TG and LM of Probability and Statistics more thank you…

  27. lynn says

    here’s hoping for a downloadable copy of probability and statistics tg soon… thank you and God bless you, sir.

  28. april buhay says

    gudpm po sir. please help me on how to download.thanks

  29. april buhay says

    gudpm po sir. please help me on how to download statistics and probability. thanks

  30. gany says

    Sir hirap mag download ng stat at probabilty wal po ba iyong automatic para sa TG at LM. Thank you sir

  31. Ian Jonas says

    Good evening po. May I have a copy of Statistics and Probability?
    Google Drive says the folder doesn’t exist. :((

  32. ysabelle garzon says

    hi sir good afternoon. empty folder daw po. pano po kami mkakapagdownload?

  33. renante m says

    sir, can you send me a copy of the whole TG and LM for stat and prob…thanks po

  34. Vilma A. Panesa says

    Please send me the TG and LM .Stat and Prob.

  35. maui says

    Sir, pasend naman copy nito, di po madownload.

    Many thanks & Godbless po.

  36. eugene says

    As of Today, July 23, 2016 the Folder is empty….

  37. Ran says

    Good day Sir….. Until now ,the folder is empty.

  38. Liza Mae Banaag says

    Empty folder po sir. please upload again sir, in need po! thank you

  39. Marisel L. Galang says

    Empty folder po ang stat. pls update thanks.

  40. Marisel L. Galang says

    Empty folder po ang stat. pls update thank u po.

  41. elizabeth c, calupe says

    its an empty folder. Sir how do I can a copy. Can’t download. thanks sir.

  42. nika says

    empty folder daw po

  43. Ian Paul says

    Good Day could you please upload the file again… it says in the google drive that your files is in the source’s trash… thank you and more power!

  44. Ian Paul says

    Hello sir Good Day please fix the download the source file is empty… thank you very much for your time and effort.

  45. reyner d. pena says

    request daw po from gerson abesamis kc nasa trash na.

  46. roy says

    empty folder

  47. Christine Pearl Maestrado says

    It’s an empty folder.

  48. ernie says

    the folder is empty for the teaching guide Earth and Life Science po

  49. Marvin says

    I cant download Statistics and Probability