Lesson Plan: Tally Charts Mathematics • 2nd Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to read and write tally charts and use the data from a tally chart to complete a graph.


Students will be able to

  • use tally marks to complete a tally chart,
  • interpret data presented in a tally chart,
  • complete a graph using data presented in a tally chart.


Students should already be familiar with

  • skip counting by fives,
  • bar graphs,
  • picture graphs.


Students will not cover

  • interpreting bar graphs or picture graphs,
  • numbers greater than 50.

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