-Practice making groups
-Practice counting groups
-Practice counting by 1's, 5's and 10's
-Practice counting on...
-It is hands-on!
The following are some ideas that I use:
-Students manipulate stick-shaped objects. Students use popsicle sticks, straws, stick pretzels etc. when practicing tally marks.
-Create popsicle stick stories! While you show the children the sticks, tell them a story. When I use the trees, I make-up a story about how I need to cut down the last tree. You can take your hand and make chopping noises as the tree falls down. When I use the people, I make-up a story about the last kid tripping or falling down and the other 4 kids catch him. Get creative and silly because with some kiddos, the stories really do help!
|Popsicle Stick Stories- Create trees out of popsicle sticks to represent tally marks. Share a story about the trees and why one of them falls down.|
|Popsicle Stick Stories- Create people out of popsicle sticks to represent tally marks. Share a story about the people and why one of them falls down.|
This is an inexpensive, quick way to teach this concept. The following supplies are all you need...
Click the links below for additional tally mark resources.
Tally Mark Printables