We are learning about tally marks this week and we will be using them over the next couple of weeks so it is time to get practising! We use tally marks to help us record the number of a large amount of objects or data that we are counting.
This BBC bitesize video will help you see how we use tally marks with large numbers. The video below has no sound but clearly shows how you should write tally marks as the numbers increase. Can you see what you need to do when you have counted 5 objects? What happens when you have 5 more? How will you count the tally marks – in 1s, or 5s?
You can practise writing tally marks using the worksheet below.
Your task this week is to make tally marks using objects from your house or things that you find outside. What number will you make? Here are some examples that your teachers have made: