It is easy to do a tally, just put marks on a piece of paper!
Here are the tally marks for 1 to 4:
|BUT the 5th mark is
drawn ACROSS the previous 4 marks:
Then continue making single marks again:
Remember: every fifth mark is drawn across the previous 4 marks
It makes it easy to see the total later on!
Example: A tally of 12
You can see there are two 5s (making 10) plus another 2 singles, making 12
Tallying in Surveys
You can use tally marks when doing a Survey.
Example: "What is your favorite color?"
Ask some people what their favorite color is.
Put a mark next to the color they like
|When you are done, you can write in the totals.|
Result: 4 people liked Yellow, 5 liked Red, 6 liked Blue, only 1 liked Green and 4 people liked Pink.
The most popular color was Blue.
What results would you get? Try this survey!
Tally Using Dots and Lines
There is another cool way to tally: Tukey Tallying.
But it can be a little slower, as drawing dots takes longer.