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Tally Mark Math for Kids

Kids learn so much better when knowledge is applicable to their lives. Our daughter asks us every day (I'm not exaggerating!) how old we are so we decided to present the information in a different way as we introduced tally marks in this math lesson!

Teaching tally marks to kids

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We wrote all the members of our family (including the cats!) and our daughter recorded the ages in tally marks. Once the marks were recorded she practiced counting by fives and ones to check each number. 

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  1. Love this way of giving information.She got to learn it herself and now all of your ages will be stuck in her head.

  2. What a great way to introduce tally marks in a meaningful way!

  3. I keep meaning to introduce tally marks. I know my almost 5 year-old will love this.

  4. What an engaging way to teach tally marks!

  5. Fantastic activity - and I really don't want to do it with my children because of seeing how many tally marks we will have

  6. What a fun way to practice tally marks!