# Counting Data: Keeping Tally

In this worksheet, students practise a way of keeping tally of data (counting things and totalling them).

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Charts and Diagrams

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

When we collect data, we can count objects using a 5-bar gate. We count one object, and draw one tally line straight down. Then we count another object, and draw another tally line. When we have four tally lines, we draw a diagonal line through them. We now know we have five objects. Then we start again with another 'gate'.

This makes it easier to count larger numbers. Remember: one tally line = one object.

Example

This shows 5 + 5 + 5 + 3 = 18

You might find it easier to count by saying: 5, 10, 15 plus 3 equals 18.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

Count the tally marks to find the total.

• Question 1

Count the tally marks to find the total.

11
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 1 = 11

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
• Question 2

Count the tally marks to find the total.

14
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 4 = 14

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
• Question 3

Count the tally marks to find the total.

19
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 5 + 4 = 19

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
• Question 4

Count the tally marks to find the total.

13
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 3 = 13

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
• Question 5

Count the tally marks to find the total.

31
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 1 = 31

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
• Question 6

Count the tally marks to find the total.

22
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 2 = 22

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
• Question 7

Count the tally marks to find the total.

23
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 3 = 23

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
• Question 8

Count the tally marks to find the total.

26
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 1 = 26

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
• Question 9

Count the tally marks to find the total.

38
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 3 = 38

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
• Question 10

Count the tally marks to find the total.

44
EDDIE SAYS
5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 4 = 44

Remember:
• one tally mark = one object
• four straight tally marks with a diagonal tally mark = 5.
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