Lesson Plan: Tally Marks Mathematics • 1st Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to count objects or votes and record how many there are using tally marks.


Students will be able to

  • draw tally marks,
  • count tally marks,
  • read a tally chart,
  • answer questions with simple data.


Students should already be familiar with

  • counting up to 20,
  • addition and subtraction up to 20.


Students will not cover

  • writing equations when comparing data.

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