## Reflection: Continuous Assessment Pick Up Sticks: Working with Tally Marks - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment

It was very interesting to observe the students working with the tally marks.  This activity told me who is struggling with their number sense.  I had two students who counted each tally mark individually, rather than recognizing the groups of five and using those to count.  The rest of the class did a phenomenal job working with the tally marks.

Reading tally marks is not a common core standard, but tally marks provide an excellent way to practice skip counting and counting on from a given number.  A student who is not understanding how to read tally marks is likely not proficient in skip counting or counting on.  These two students need remediation on these skills.  I will be using my volunteer grandmas to work with these students on skip counting and counting on from a given number so they can meet the standards.

This lesson demonstrates the importance of continual assessment.  It is so important to build some type of informal assessment into your lessons.  I knew these students struggled with these skills before, but the informal assessment portion told me that they are still struggling and not able to apply these skills to activity.

Pick Up Sticks-Fun with Tally Marks
Continuous Assessment: Pick Up Sticks-Fun with Tally Marks

# Pick Up Sticks: Working with Tally Marks

Unit 6: Fun with Numbers 0-20 and Beyond
Lesson 6 of 21

## Big Idea: Tally marks are a great way for students to practice skip counting and counting on from a given number. They will have fun "picking up sticks" with this interactive lesson!

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, SIOP, ELL, tally marks, counting
50 minutes

### Joyce Baumann

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