From: William J Poser (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2007 - 22:05:20 CST
My own interest in using tally marks is in the
context of discussing the history of numerical
notation, a presumably rare, meta-level use.
However, they do have other uses. Some elementary
statistics textbooks of the more applied sort
use tally marks when illustrating procedures
for tabulating data, e.g. Bancroft, H. (1962)
Introduction to Biostatistics. New York: Hoeber-Harper,
A more common use is in presentations of lesson plans
and classroom activities for children learning arithmetic,
which appear to be quite common on the web. A search
for "tally marks" turns up many examples.
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