# HD1/E3.3

Make observations and record numerical information using a tally. (a) Understand the importance of defining categories prior to collecting data (b) Know what is meant by a tally (c) Know that tally marks have to be counted up to give a frequency

## Cars tally slideshow

Submitted by Matthew Tiller on Thu, 2013-01-24 13:07

#### Resource type: Interactive presentation, Investigation or project, Warm-up

The classic example of a tally is keeping track of how many cars of each colour go past in the street, but that is rather awkward to do in practice.

Use this presentation to save having to leave the comfort of the classroom! It is a PowerPoint slideshow of cars of various colours, to be projected onto the board. Tell learners to keep a tally of how many cars of each colour appear. Where a car has more than one colour, they should put it under the predominant colour.

## Favourite biscuits - data handling tasks

Submitted by Ruth Read on Mon, 2012-01-23 23:28

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A Functional Maths and numeracy task sheet written for a mixed group of entry level learners to collect, represent and analyse data on favourite biscuits. The topic is introduced with a news article about Britain’s favourite biscuits. Learners must create a tally chart/frequency table, a pictogram and a bar chart. Pre-drawn grids and squared paper is included.

I used this task with a mixed group of learners with a range of learning difficulties, in an FE college setting.

## Foods that we like!

Submitted by Kathryn Fleming on Mon, 2011-08-29 19:22

#### Resource type: Ice breaker, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Find out and record everyone’s favorites from a diverse list of foods. Use as an icebreaker in any Entry Level literacy, numeracy, Functional Skills or ESOL lesson.

Also ties in well with lessons on diversity, healthy eating, collecting data, making / taking simple surveys, tallies, counting, asking questions, etc.

Mapped to Functional Maths and SfL adult numeracy, Functional English (speaking, listening and communication) and SfL adult literacy.

## Films shown on TV

Submitted by Helen Lloyd on Mon, 2011-06-13 17:29

#### Resource type: Investigation or project

A clearly set out investigation into TV film age ratings. This makes an ideal investigation for mixed ability groups as it is cleverly differentiated for E3-L2 (E2 students could also participate with support).
All you need is a recent weekly TV guide.
Covers tallies, dual and single bar charts, pictograms, extracting and comparing information and designing a questionnaire. Fully mapped, and ideal for, Functional Maths.

## Tally charts - good and bad

Submitted by Neil Carver on Wed, 2011-05-25 21:20

#### Level: E3, L1

Unusual, very useful and practical resource where learners must study two tally charts (neither is perfect!) and find the good and bad features.

## Shapes tally

Submitted by Michael Garen on Wed, 2008-11-05 16:52

#### Level: E3

Colourful practice in sorting shapes and recording information in a tally chart.

## Working in a garage v2

Submitted by Jennifer Whitehead on Wed, 2008-09-24 16:52

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Continues the numeracy work covered in Version 1 (see below – which also covers literacy) at a slightly higher level. Add up 2-digit numbers – using two strategies (counting-on or tallies).

## Tally charts x 4

Submitted by Jennifer Williamson on Tue, 2007-06-19 17:18

#### Level: E3

4 tallies provide ideal practice for City and Guilds Entry 3 assignments, etc. Boys’ names, girls’ names, favourite colours, favourite fruit.

## Cricket 2007

Submitted by Saul Pope on Sun, 2007-03-18 01:00

#### Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Statistics investigation that involves extracting information from tables; tallies and general number practice based on past World Cup statistics and a Feb 2007 England and Australia match.

## Tally Chart Practice

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2006-10-24 13:04

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful set of resources that introduces tallies, encourages group discussion of when and how to use them, provides practice with extracting information from and drawing your own tallies. Plus a set of vocationally slanted extension ideas for further practice.

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