How To Make a Tally Chart

Updated: 11/16/2017
How To Make a Tally Chart
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Tally Chart Lesson Plans

Teaching Tally Charts with Storyboards

Lesson Plans by Anna Warfield

Information drives our society. Research studies promote consumer choices, social changes, government policies, technological developments and more. As educators, we need to prepare little minds for important data-driven futures. The tally chart is easy to use and understand, so it is an excellent choice for first-time researchers.
Diagram a Process

Diagram a Process

Lesson Plans by Anna Warfield

We give and get instructions all of the time, whether it is a tutorial on a website, a recipe for dinner, or directions to the post office. We go through various processes too, as do many natural phenomena. Life cycles, routines, photosynthesis, digestion - processes are everywhere! Instructions and processes are so much more easily understood when accompanied by visuals. When we storyboard a process or create a sequential diagram, we can focus on discrete steps, cause and effect, and sequence.


Storyboard Description

Making a tally chart is easy. Make a box, add some labels, and tally ho!

Storyboard Text

  • CREATE A BOX
  • ADD LABELS
  • Favorite Place to Read a Book
  • In a Chair
  • In bed
  • On the floor
  • Category Labels
  • Title
  • ADD THE TALLY MARKS
  • In a Chair
  • In bed
  • On the floor
  • Favorite Place to Read a Book
  • Tally Marks
  • Create a box and separate it into rows and columns. Make one row for each category, and make one column for the information. Leave some space at the top for a title. The title can be in or above the tally chart.
  • Give a title to your tally chart to show what information you are gathering. Label each category simply and clearly.
  • Make a tally mark for each response. Be sure to mark diagonally for every five! Ta da!