Tuesday 12th October – Maths

Statistics – Tally marks

I am learning to categorise and record my toys using tally marks.

I know I can do it when I have put my toys into categories and recorded how many of each using tally marks.

There are many ways you can record data. Over the next 2 weeks you will be learning about a few of the different types.

Today we are focussing on recording data with tally marks.

You have already looked at tally marks at school, watch this video below to help refresh your memory.

Now that you have an idea of how to record a tally graph you are going to use this skill to categorise and record your own toy tally graph.

Categorising means that you put things into groups based on characteristics that they have. For example, you might categorise based on colour, size or shape.

Independent Task

Choose 12 toys from your room that you will put into groups. You can choose how many groups to make, however try not to do more than 4 as you will find it more difficult to record your answers.

Use the image below as a guide of how this may look:

Once you have arranged your toys into groups, label each group. For example, large toys, red toys, soft toys.

Record your toys into a tally graph.