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Lesson

Title/Focus

Tally Marks

Date

November 27 2014

Subject/Grade
Level

Math Grade 1

Time
Duration

30 minutes

Unit

Counting

Teacher

Roosmarijn Pastink

OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES


General
Learning
Outcomes:
Specific
Learning
Outcomes:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will:
1.

ASSESSMENTS
Observations:

Key Questions:
Products/Performances:

Observation
Question and answer
Discussion
What is a tally mark?
What does it look like?

LEARNING RESOURCES CONSULTED

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

PROCEDURE
Attention Grabber

Assessment of Prior
Knowledge
Expectations for
Learning and Behaviour
Advance
Organizer/Agenda
Transition to Body

Introduction
We are going to be learning about tally marks can I get everyone on
the red carpet
Can anyone tell me what tally marks are?
Where have we seen them before?

Criss cross apple sauce

Learning Activity #1

We are going to be learning about tally marks and then you will get to
go back to your desks and practice them
Take out popsicle stick people
Body
We use tally marks because they are easy to count we can count by
5s when we see tallys because we know that a group crossed out is 5.

Time

Time

The Tally Friends Story


There were 5 best tally mark friends: Mary, Sally, Ted, Ed and Tom
They loved to play games together and being best friends. One day Ed
was playing in quite a small space, when Ted came along and asked
nicely if he could play Can I please play with you Ted said. Yes, I
would love it if you joined me Ed said. So the two friends played
together and had lots of fun. Sally could hear the two laughing from
where she was and decided that she would also ask if she could play
because it sounded like so much fun! Sally walk over Hello guys,
could I play with you too? Ofcourse they said, we would love to play
with you. So Sally joined them and they had so much fun! Sally
walked past them and said hey its my friends, I want to play too
please Ofcourse you can! They all shouted! Now as I said before the
space was a little small and it was a little tight already but when
Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe

Tom walked up and said HEY FRIENDS! Can I play too! They looked
around hmm oh no there is not a lot of room but we really want
you to play Sally said. They all looked around but they did not want
to leave their friend out so they said ofcourse you can! Tom tried to
squeeze into the small space but oh no!! He tripped over Sallys feet
and then Marys and went tumbling down.. He almost hit the floor but
his best friends had caught him just in time! This is the story about
the tally mark friends, so from now on in math to remember the
special tally mark friends we always show the fifth tally mark lying
down!
Slides 2-4: showing what tally marks look like before and after 5
Video
We are going to review what we just learned watch what tally
marks look like

Assessments/ Differentiation:

Learning Activity #2

Assessment of Learning:
Feedback From Students:
Feedback To Students
Transition To Next
Lesson

Transition to next lesson


We are going to try to play with tally marks on our own
You are all going to get a bunch of popsicle sticks and when I put a
number on the smart board, I want to see if you can turn that number
into tally marks using your popsicle sticks.
Im looking for the table group that is sitting the quietest to move first
(give them a point)
observation
discussion
Popsicle Stick Tally Task
put a number up on the screen and check to see if all students can
make this tally mark with their popsicle sticks
if students are getting it you dont have to review each tally on the
smart board
Closure
What is a tally mark?
How do you show 5?
Did the tally friends story help you understand tally marks

Time

Reflections from the


lesson

Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe