Video: Completing a Frequency Table Involving Tally Marks

The given table shows the tallies of the books read by a group of children. In numbers, write how many books each child read.

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Video Transcript

The given table shows the tallies of the books read by a group of children. In numbers, write how many books each child read.

Before we write down the number of books read by each child, what we’re gonna quickly look at is how tallies work. So each down strike — so each line — is equal to one — so in this case, one book. And after we have four down strikes or four lines, we then do a diagonal line. And this is equal to five — so in this case five books.

Okay so with this in mind, let’s go on and find the number of books for each child. So we can see that the first child Dina has read four books because there are actually four lines. The second child, Fares, has read two books cause as you see there are two lines.

Then move on to our third child, he’s Nader. Well, Nader has actually read seven books. We can see this because you’ve got five because we got four down strikes and one diagonal and then we’ve got two extra. So that’s seven.

Then, we move on to Yasmine. And Yasmine’s actually read 10 books. And that’s because we have five and five. So five plus five is 10. And then, finally, we have Sameh, who has read five books.

So therefore, we can say that the number of books read by each child are Dina has read four, Fares read two, Nader read seven, Yasmine read 10, and Sameh read five.

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