Making tally marks can be confusing for kindergartners. They often wanted to make all five tally lines before they make the cross tally.
I use the tally charts daily to keep track each day.
Tally marks represent a number to help the kiddos learn to count, understanding number representation, making groups that are visual, and counting by ones, fives and tens.
The Ice Age is the theme of this product because the people of this period may have been the first “Mathematicians”!
I also have a Daily Tally Chart for each month with a traditional monthly look and the Ice Age Theme.
12 Traditional Grid Monthly Charts
12 Ice Age Grid Monthly Charts
There are also several tally theme math activities(15)
1 class game “I have-Who Has”
Math Center Game
Several Tally Question Sheets