# Understand How to Count Data by using a Tally

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

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Charts and Diagrams

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

When we collect data, we can count objects using a five-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.

Shall we have a go at this in the questions now?

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