Reflection: Modeling Weasel's Big Idea: Surveys with Tally Marks - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


The students were so excited about this lesson.  This is not the first time they have done surveying and obviously they enjoy conducting surveys. The energy and enthusiasm in the room was contagious.  This enthusiasm carried into the lesson and as a result the students were really motivated.  The whole concept of tally marks was a little abstract, but once the students started using the tally marks to record the responses to the survey questions, they see how tally marks can be very functional.

During choice time that afternoon, a group of students created their own surveys and went around surveying the members of the class.  This is something that the students have done in the past, but this time, the students recorded their answers with tally marks.  It fun to see that their learning had "stuck" and they were applying this knowledge outside of the math lesson in a real-world setting. 

  The Logic of the Tally Mark
  Modeling: The Logic of the Tally Mark
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Weasel's Big Idea: Surveys with Tally Marks

Unit 6: Fun with Numbers 0-20 and Beyond
Lesson 8 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to record and interpret survey data with tally marks.

Big Idea: Combining tally marks and surveys, this lesson is a great way for students to practice important mathematical concepts.

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