Resource 1: Tally chart

Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils

Making tally marks is a useful and old way to count things in different categories. It involves making a mark or placing a stroke for each item counted in the particular group. You could make a tally of almost anything. Here are some examples:

The chart below shows a chart started for siblings in a class of 56 Primary class 4 Grade 4 pupils. Each bundle of marks IIII represents five children.

3. Assessing understanding

Resource 2: Data handling