# Tally Marks Worksheets

What Are Tally Charts Used For? What is a tally chart? Tally charts are used to collect data quickly and efficiently. Filling in a chart with marks representing numbers is faster than writing out words or figures and the data is collected into sub-groups immediately, making it easy to analyze. A tally chart is a table with tally marks to show a valuable data set. A tally chart is one method of collecting data with tally marks. Tally marks are frequencies, occurrences, or total numbers being measured for a specific category in a data set. Tally charts are used throughout the world and are great visual representations of group observations.

• ### Basic Lesson

Introduces the use of tally marks and how they relate to numbers. Tally marks are most commonly written as groups of five lines. The first four lines are vertical, and every fifth line runs diagonally or horizontally across the previous four vertical lines.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Uses large numbers and introduces grouping of tally marks. Tally the number of images and write the number for the following questions.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students tally the number of objects they see and write the corresponding number to the tallies.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students tally the number of objects they see and write the corresponding number to the tallies.

• ### Independent Practice 3

Students tally the number of objects they see and write the corresponding number to the tallies.

• ### Independent Practice 4

Another set to practice with.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Offers 12 question for home and provides two examples.

• ### Skill Quiz

Students use a tally mark table to answer 10 quiz questions.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.