Lesson

Do you know how to count a tally ? Tally marks are in groups of 5. Once there are 4 vertical ones written, the fifth one is drawn horizontally through them.

Five students tallied cats that they saw on the way home from school one day.

How many cats did they see all together?

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Idea summary

In a tally a vertical line represents 1 count while a group of tally marks with a horizontal (or diagonal) line through 4 vertical lines represents a total of 5 counts.

This video has a look at using tables to record information and answer questions.

Ms Williams has the following fruit stickers in her drawer:

a

Count the number of each type of sticker and fill in the table.

Fruit | Number of Stickers |
---|---|

\text{Lemon} | 4 |

\text{Apple} | |

\text{Grapes} | |

\text{Orange} |

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b

Which sticker was most common?

A

B

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Idea summary

Frequency means how often something occurs, or how many times it is counted.

Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologies

Describe and interpret different data sets in context