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Counting Data: Keeping Tally

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

'Counting Data: Keeping Tally' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:  Charts and Diagrams

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

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.

 

          

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

            

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

               

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

             

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

                               

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

                         

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

          

           

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

        

             

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

          

                           

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

                  

                  

CORRECT ANSWER
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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