Tally Chart Worksheets

Welcome to our Tally Chart Worksheets for 1st and 2nd graders.

Here you will find a wide range of free tally chart sheets which will help your child learn to record information in a tally chart and count numbers in tally charts.

Tally Chart Worksheets

What is a Tally Chart?

A Tally Chart is a way of count objects. It is most effective when recording 'live' data one item at-a-time.

For example, traffic surveys recording the type of vehicle passing a point; doing a class survey where you ask one person at a time.

The tally is recorded with a straight vertical line representing each item of data and the fifth item is made by crossing the previous 4 lines (shown below).

This makes the job of counting all the data up at the end much quicker and less prone to error.

You can see in the example below the difference it makes when the tally is made in groups of 5 (top example) compared to the bottom example which is just in 1s.

Not only is the tally much quicker to count, but it is also far easier to get an accurate result.

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Tally Chart Example

Below is an example of an bug survey which a group did during a bug hunt.

Each time a bug was seen it was recorded in the chart.

The data is recorded in a tally, and the tally is totalled at the end of the bug hunt.

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Tally Chart Worksheets

There are several different skills involved in using and understanding tally charts which our worksheets cover:

  • converting a tally into a number;
  • recording numbers as a tally;
  • counting different data items and recording them correctly in a tally.

These sheets are aimed at kids in 1st and 2nd grade.

We have split our worksheets into 3 sections to deal with these skills:

  • The first section contains sheets to convert a tally into a number;
  • The second section contains sheets to convert a number into a tally;
  • The third section (which is harder) involves collecting data items and recording them correctly as a tally, then counting them up.

Count the Tally Worksheets

Tally the Number Worksheets

Count and Tally Worksheets

Blank Tally Chart Template

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These sheets involve reading scales going up in ones to find the weight or liquid capacity.

Using these sheets will help children to consolidate their counting as well as learning to read a simple scale.

Tally Chart Online Quiz

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At the end of the quiz, you will get the chance to see your results by clicking 'See Score'.

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This quiz tests your knowledge and ability to use and understand tally charts.


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