# 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

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.

E1 learners could focus on simply counting (for instance) all the red cars.

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E2.5
HD1/E2.4
N1/E1.1
HD1/E1.2
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

## Favourite biscuits - data handling tasks

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.

Level
L1
E3
E2
Maths
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E2.4
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Foods that we like!

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.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
SLlr/L1.6
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E2.2
AL SLc/E1.3
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Maths
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E2.4
HD1/E1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Films shown on TV

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.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.1
HD1/L1.1
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E3.2
HD1/E3.1
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

## Tally charts - good and bad

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

Level
L1
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data

## Shapes tally

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

Level
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.3

## Working in a garage v2

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).

Level
E2
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.3
AN N1/E2.3
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

## Tally charts x 4

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

Level
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.3

## Cricket 2007

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.

Level
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E3.1
AN N1/E3.1 place value <1000, odd / even, count in 10s /100s
N1/E3.9
Context
Sport

## Tally Chart Practice

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.

Level
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E3.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Employment skills & Public services
Motor vehicles & Transport