Tally marks are taught to students as a way to collect data totals as well as keeping track of scores. Young students who are learning how to make tally marks would benefit from this collection of videos. Tally marks are also great practice when it comes to subitizing.
What are Tally Marks? (3:33)
In this video the narrator is putting together a survey of people who like to play different sports but shows how it can be confusing to count with regular numbers. We are then introduced to the tally mark and shown how to use it and why it is so helpful. This video is very comprehensive and a great introduction to tally marks!
Adam Up Maths – Tallying Song (2:32)
This music video has a reggae vibe with funny little graphics and a little story about an ice cream man who wants information about what types of ice cream he should sell. Students will learn about data collection and frequency using tally marks with this catchy video that sings, “1, 2, 3, 4, tie ’em up with 5!”
Lesson On Counting With Tally Marks (1:28)
This video does not have any audio but clearly shows students the number, the counter (apples), and the tally marks that represent the correct number. This video would be a great simple review on tally marks for students to follow along!
How to Count Many Objects | Data Handling
This basic video shows us how to count multiple objects using tally marks up to 10. Students will get to practice counting and translating the number of objects into tally marks using blocks and birthday candles!
Tally Marks Notebook Activities
Teaching tally marks can be fun with this hands on notebook activity. Students draw the number of tally marks that are represented inside of each rocket ship. Then the flap of paper flips up so the student can write the addition sentence. Click here to purchase the 1st Grade Addition Notebook.
Tally Marks Video Review Test for Children | Express PicTrain™ (2:11)
In this video, the PicTrain™ takes us through recognizing the value of tally marsk from 1-10. This video moves slowly and thoroughly through the tally marks, and is less instructional but great for practice or review!
Tally Charts and Graphs Review
This video is on the longer side but is very thorough in its coverage of tally charts and graphs. The narrator walks us through how to identify and read several different kinds of graphs while asking and answering questions about the data. If you don’t have time to watch the entire video in class, this would be a great one to jump around in and pick and choose material in the video for review.
Tally Mark Task Cards
Tally marks and subitizing can be practiced through the use of task cards. These task cards are great because they are basic, easy to read, and come with a recording sheet for accountability! Click here to purchase Kindergarten Math Toothy Task Kits.