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FUN FRIDAY: Teaching to tally

April 20, 2012

Why teach tally marks? Mrs. Berg at 1st Grade Toolbox teaches them right at the beginning of the school year so that students get immediate practice in counting and skip counting, grouping, and representing numbers. The fun part is not the teaching of the tally marks, however. The fun part is how she teaches them. Click over and see her colorful “stick story” manipulatives and consider what stories and materials you might create for your students. As Ms. Berg points out, there are students who will not only love your narrative, but need it to learn this skill.

3 Comments leave one →
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    April 20, 2012 6:41 am

    Is it possible to put these ideas on your page instead of having to click and go to their website? Most of the time, CMS blocks the page – like today’s sticky story.

    • April 20, 2012 8:04 am

      It is frustrating to have so many of these great blogs blocked, but the reason the site is set up in this way is to “honor” the authors of the material. Since these are not my ideas, I want to be sure to give credit where credit is due. This is considered a professional courtesy and is really the only way to be sure that hardworking writers/teachers will allow us to “borrow” their ideas. So sorry about this– hope you will keep coming back even if you need to do your follow-up work at home. –Paula

      • barbara sargent permalink
        April 20, 2012 2:14 pm

        thanks for explaining! I will just keep forwarding it home!

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